It was a proud and momentous night for the School Transport Services family when our Smart Safety Bus initiative won the prestigious Innovation Product Award at the 7th Annual GESS Education Awards 2020, in Dubai.
We are honoured and humbled to have received this accolade of excellence, for it acknowledges STS’s commitment and drive towards advocating and advancing road safety education for the UAE populace. Created as a part of the extended classroom programme for the student community, STS devised and designed its first-ever sustainable product, the Smart Safety Bus.
An innovative and interactive learning platform geared at cultivating a safety-driven mindset. The Smart Safety Bus is an age appropriate engagement platform that teaches and instructs children from nursery through secondary schools. This is done in both Arabic and English.
This purpose-built Smart Safety Bus offers 3D simulation games, puzzles, multiple choice questions that make learning easy and fun. Students learn the importance of traffic safety principles and how to identify potential hazards through educational videos via the Interactive Wall feature of the bus. Their learning is assessed by way of Q&As and quizzes. Children can enjoy a simulated driving experience with the Super Driver game or a practical experience of buckling up for safety, with the Seat Belt game.
GESS awards celebrate the education industry’s brightest assets, and this recognition puts us at the very forefront of the education sector in the UAE. The GESS Education Award in the Innovation category highlights educational products and services that are unique and impactful, demonstrating STS’s original and ahead-of-the curve thinking.
Watch the GESS Awards highlight video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQs12h_BjxU
“The GESS award has been very important to us because it is a platform to us to be recongnised upon a wider community.”, said the Managing Director of STS, Steve Burnell, in response to winning the award.
STS received this fantastic recognition across a diverse range of nominees from the education sector including Popcorn school furniture, Amatrol and Betzold. We are energised by the momentum brought forth by this award and excited to explore new possibilities to further road and traffic safety awareness.