Getting the bus to school ….

May 10, 2010

A huge thank you to the lovely E for sending me these pictures:

Getting the school bus, Japanese-style:

jap schoolbus

Quite swanky, you might think. Well, look inside:


Yep, computers and desks! Here they are in use:


And here’s how they get to school in India:


I wonder who has more fun?!

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  • Crystal Jigsaw May 10, 2010 at 5:19 am

    I think I’d prefer the laptop bus, but I guess the kids have more fun in the Indian one.

    CJ xx

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 10, 2010 at 6:16 am

      I’d like the Indian one ….but with air conditioning. I’m such a wimp in the heat xx

  • Trish@ Mum's Gone to May 10, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Blimey! My lad gets the bus to school and the best entertainment they have is throwing apple cores out of the top windows at the kids from the other schools.

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 12, 2010 at 8:09 am

      That sounds like the best!! πŸ™‚

  • English Mum May 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Haha I’ll take the Indian one every time. In fact, I travelled in a bus very similar to that one on our transfer from the airport to the hotel in Goa. I’m always amazed just how many people they can cram in!

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 12, 2010 at 8:10 am

      ….and that’s the last time I’m getting an airport transfer with you, hon xx

  • Chic Mama May 10, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Wow, aren’t those Japanese children lucky.

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 12, 2010 at 8:14 am

      I know!! Mind you I bet they’re all watching cartooons instead of doing their homework πŸ™‚

  • Alcoholic Daze (Addy) May 11, 2010 at 3:38 am

    There’s a man near us who has three kids all at a local private primary school. Each morning I see him on my way back from the dog-walk and sometimes I see him in the afternoon school run. He rides a bike and attached to the front of the bike is a little cart-like structure where the three kids sit. When it rains, the cart has a perspex cover over it and you can just about make out the three heads wearing their little school boaters! I bet they are the talk of the school, if not the neighbourhood. And no carbon footprint either.

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 12, 2010 at 8:14 am

      Oh, that sounds adorable, Addy! Quite a feat pedalling all three of them, too, must keep the daddy fit πŸ™‚

      • Addy May 12, 2010 at 10:33 am

        That’s what I thought too. He pushes them to and from school on that bike-cart contraption every morning and afternoon in all weathers!

  • Metropolitan Mum May 11, 2010 at 4:32 am

    The Indian kids look like chickens transported to a slaughter house… But still, I wouldn’t have wanted to be a Japanese child. It looks all a bit too clinical to me…
    I have given you an award:

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 12, 2010 at 8:16 am

      Ooooh, thanks for the lovely award! Gorgeous! I agree, the Japanese way looks a bit like sci-fi

  • EmmaK May 11, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Wow that indian bus is so adorable!! Yeah the indian kids seem to have a lot of fun (was in India last year) whereas the japanese kids are hothoused and forced to perform academically.

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 12, 2010 at 8:17 am

      So pleased you got through my spam filter at last!! I think India is probably best if you want to grow up smiling πŸ™‚

  • muummmmeeeeee...... May 17, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Flip – don’t know what’s worse…squashing into a little cage attached to a cycle or sitting at a desk having to do school work…I’m thinking the latter!

  • homeschool June 3, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Importance of education should never be undermined. All over the world people agree that education is the key to a healthy mind and a successful life.