NXWM celebrates women bus drivers with new children’s book

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Bus Drivers Joanne Tarplin, Leona Kirwan and Lynne Hughes with the new book. NXWM

A new children’s book is aiming to encourage women and young girls to consider a role in bus driving. Entitled ‘Wonderful Women Bus Drivers of the West Midlands,’ the book was launched by National Express West Midlands on International Women’s Day. Recently, 120 excited Key Stage 1 children from Acocks Green Primary School in the West Midlands had an exclusive visit and book reading from local bus driver Leona Kirwan.

Aimed at children aged three to seven years old, the book looks at female colleagues at National Express West Midlands and their important roles in the local community. Set across Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country, the book is a colourful, heartwarming tale of women bus drivers and colleagues – Leona, Diane, Saba, Joanne, Lynne and Sharon – coming together in their quest to help save the annual family fun day.


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