A BUS operator has launched an online educational resource last week to support home-schooling efforts during the Covid-19 lockdown.

First Scotland East teamed up with teachers from across the country to develop a resource pack for schools.

It aims to provide a fun-filled set of activities for primary school aged children.

The pack aims to educate children on the benefits of using public transport focusing on areas of literacy, numeracy, creativity and problem sovling.

Andrew Jarvis, managing director of First Bus in Scotland, has used the pack to support the education of his daughters in the home (pictured).

He said: "With much of the UK effectively ordered to stay at home for at least the next few weeks, we wanted to support the thousands of schools, teachers and families who are home-schooling and keeping children entertained during this unprecedented time.

"Just a few weeks ago, it was almost inconceivable that these restrictions would be in place, which only underlines what a challenging, dynamic and rapidly evolving situation the UK faces and one which First Bus is monitoring and responding to day-by-day, hour-by-hour.

"Rest assured everything is being done to keep key workers mobile as the nation comes together to limit the spread of coronavirus.

"I hope our activity packs will provide another means of helping to keep younger children occupied and is just a small gesture from everyone at First Scotland East to bring some light relief to families during this difficult period."

Visit firstscotlandeast.com/kidspack to access the resource.