CitationBarnardos. (1987). Barnardo's Children's Bus and Mobile Education Project: Progress Report. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/782
AbstractThis report describes the work of Barnardo's Mobile Education Project
since its establishment in September 1986.
The project consists of two double decker Children's Buses, which have
been converted to act as mobile preschool premises. Three staff work on
each Bus, a project worker, children's bus assistant and a driver. Another
project worker is responsible for setting up a mobile Toy Library and
deputising for the project leader in her absence. The project secretary
carries out administrative duties, works with the children and participates
in the overall work of the project. The project leader is responsible for
developing and co-ordinating the work of the project. The growth of the
project team, the acquisition of additional resources and the aims of the
project are described in this report.
Mobile services are not uncommon in Britain, but are relatively rare in
Ireland. This report also outlines some of the difficulties as well as the
advantages inherent in the provision of such services.
Barnardo's have been operating a Children's Bus since 1974. An account of
the work undertaken between 1974 - 1986 is presented in Part I of the
report. Parts Il and NI detail work completed in the first year of the
Mobile Education Project.
Apart from those with a special interest in mobile project, it is hoped that
this report will be of interest to others working in the preschool area,
particularly those involved with the travelling people and with community