Elliminyt’s Enid Maea has hung up the keys to her school bus this week after driving 1000 kilometres a week to and from the Forrest Primary School for more than 15 years.
Enid has driven school buses for Popes Timboon for the past nine years and previously drove the Forrest school bus for Hutchinson Buslines.
She said she was looking forward to spending more time in her garden and taking on volunteer roles but she would miss the children and school community.
“The children are wonderful and I’ll miss them, I’ve been there longer than the staff,” Enid said, admitting it would be tough to watch the last child get off the bus on Monday.
Popes operations manager David Pope said Enid had driven “everything from mini buses to coaches and would be missed by her colleagues and the Forrest school community”.
“We were very lucky to have Enid as part of our team for almost a decade,” Mr Pope said.
“The way she maintained her vehicles was second to none and in recent years Enid has also housed her 24-seater school bus at her home.”
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