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Why you should rent a bus for your school trip

Author: T. K.
by T. K.
Posted: Feb 22, 2022

Why you should rent a bus for your school trip

Parents of students at secondary schools in the Singapore are likely to be asked whether they can provide transport for their child's class on a forthcoming trip. The answer should always be 'yes'.

Even if you do not usually give lifts, please consider this request favourably - it involves very little commitment and offers great rewards. It benefits parents who need help with their children, pupils who get to travel with friends, the school because it saves money and for society as a whole by promoting social cohesion through volunteering. By giving up their own time to drive children safely, parents enable their children to go on trips which broaden horizons and may result in long-term benefits such as better or improved career prospects. If possible, the group should be divided into at least two separate cars to avoid inconvenience.

It is a great responsibility to volunteer for this role and it should never be undertaken lightly, especially if you have little experience of driving or with young people. Driving a busload of excitable teenagers around the country roads of England may not seem like everybody's idea of fun, but please consider carefully how rewarding it can really be.

Did you spot anything surprising or interesting? For example, did you notice:

The writer says that parents are 'likely' (suggesting that they might not) to be asked whether they can provide transport for their child's class on a forthcoming trip.

'Even if you do not usually give lifts, please consider this request favourably - it involves very little commitment and offers great rewards.'

The writer says that giving up their own time to drive children safely benefits society as a whole by promoting social cohesion through volunteering.

There does not seem to be any reason for the piece to start with one section (about school trips) rather than another (e.g. about driving young people). This 'jump' is possibly confusing for readers who are now looking back over what they've read so far, wondering why there was no mention of the main topic; but it could also help them understand that the article is about two related topics rather than just one.

You might have thought that the writer makes it sound as though driving a busload of excitable teenagers around the country roads of England is not much fun. But notice the phrase 'driving children safely' in the penultimate sentence, which suggests that driving can be enjoyable if you are doing it for safety reasons.

You might have noticed that this article was written in simple English with clear, everyday language rather than complex or unusual words - making it easier to read! Please remember this when writing articles yourself.

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T.K is an avid writer on business topics, he works with SEO Geek Singapore

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