Karnataka

A bus for children to learn and play

“School on Wheels”, where children in the age group of 2.5 to 6 can play and learn under the Montessori method in a bus

“School on Wheels”, where children in the age group of 2.5 to 6 can play and learn under the Montessori method in a bus | Photo Credit: K. MURALI KUMAR

“School on Wheels”, where children in the age group of 2.5 to 6 can play and learn under the Montessori method in a bus.

“School on Wheels”, where children in the age group of 2.5 to 6 can play and learn under the Montessori method in a bus. | Photo Credit: K. MURALI KUMAR

There is a bus that has hit the city’s streets unlike any other. In it, children can learn and play, like they would in a playschool.

The city’s civic body has collaborated with an NGO, Free Thinking Foundation, and started a new initiative “School on Wheels”, where children in the age group of 2.5 to 6 can play and learn under the Montessori method in a bus. At present, 10 buses have been deployed, at least one in each zone. 

Each of these buses will accommodate up to 50 children, have two teachers trained in montessori schooling, a group D worker and study and play materials for children. Children can learn in English, Kannada and Hindi mediums in these buses everyday.

Video | Welcome to our School on Wheels

“These buses will be parked in gardens and parks to help kids learn in the open, in a stress free environment and explore nature. This will also promote an independent mindset among children,” Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) said in a statement. 

Free Thinking Foundation will also provide free meals and conduct regular health check up to all children attending classes in these schools on wheels. 


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