PUPILS have given a big thumbs-up to their yellow, US-style school bus.
The colourful vehicle has been ferrying youngsters to and from Rawthorpe schools since September.
The service was such a success that a second bus was commissioned - to serve the Bradley area - at the beginning of January.
Both will run until July, when a full assessment of their impact will be undertaken.
In the meantime, an update on the Rawthorpe service is to be discussed by Kirklees Council's the transport scrutiny panel tomorrow.
So far, the reaction of children and parents to the new services has been that it is an excellent idea.
Pupils and parents were each given a questionnaire to fill in to ask what they thought of the bus.
It picks up youngsters and their parents from the Town Avenue estate off Leeds Road, Bradley Mills.
Some 80% of carers said that before the bus service they walked their children to school.
This caused problems with punctuality and attendance because the route was an awkward, uphill one, from the estate and along narrow Bradley Mills Road, which had fast traffic.
Of 14 questionnaires completed by children, all the respondents said they were happy with the bus.
Ten replied that they would be sad if the bus stopped.
When asked what aspect they most liked, most of the pupils said the friendly driver.
Others enjoyed the festive decorations which festooned the vehicle over Christmas.
Paying for the service is shared between Kirklees Council's Safer Routes to School programme and Metro.
A small charge is levied for pupil passengers.