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Kingussie headteacher alarmed some pupils not wearing masks on school transport


By Gavin Musgrove

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Kingussie High School's headteacher is reminding parents and their children it is mandatory for pupils to wear their masks on school transport.

The school has acted after some pupils have been removing their masks once they are on the school bus.

Kingussie High School headteacher Ian Adamson is urging parents to make sure their children wear masks on school buses
Kingussie High School headteacher Ian Adamson is urging parents to make sure their children wear masks on school buses

Staff check the buses at the end of the school day to ensure all pupils are wearing their seatbelts and wearing a mask.

Periodically, they will also travel on the buses in the morning to ensure they are following the rules.

Ian Adamson has told parents: "For us all to suppress and beat this virus, we need to all work together and I would greatly appreciate your support in ensuring your child leaves home with a facemask ready to wear on the school bus.

"We have many young people who are anxious and worried about close family members contracting the virus.

"These pupils are very alarmed, as we are that some young people continue to take their masks off on the school bus."

He said that unless a pupil is exempt from wearing a school mask then it is mandatory for them to be worn on school transport.

Mr Adamson added: "The pupils are doing great in general with the face masks but the buses are unsupervised and we just wanted to emphasise that everyone has a role to play to beat the virus."


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