THE firm which operates most East Lancashire bus routes has developed an online activity pack to help parents keep children entertained during the coronavirus lockdown.

Transdev is promising youngsters 'a colourful world of fact-finding fun'.

The firm operates the Blackburn and Burnley Bus Companies, Rosso, The Witchway and Red Express services.

It has produced the ‘Transdev Teach’ online activity pack downloadable from its various company websites.

It offers creative youngsters the chance to build their very own bus city, with life-like 3D buildings, roads and buses.

The bus operator is working closely with teaching experts to offer an ever-expanding selection of quizzes, word searches and factsheets, to encourage children to find answers and have fun at the same time.

The first subject is electricity

Transdev chief executive Alex Hornby said: “As a parent myself I know it takes a lot to keep youngsters entertained and interested in learning. With schools closed for all except key workers and normal learning at a standstill, we wanted to go the extra mile and offer parents a helping hand.

“We’re now working with teaching experts and renowned UK design agency Best Impressions to offer ‘Transdev Teach’, with amazing support from teachers to make sure everything we do helps children to learn. And the whole family can join in - it’s designed for kids but made for adults to get creative too.

"Parents can go onto our bus company websites at any time and download our Transdev Teach packs – we’ve made them printer friendly and easy to download and use.

“Already we have six different packs of materials with more to come. "