A man from Mablethorpe has been awarded with the County Council’s Max Respect Bus Driver of The Year Award for the second time.
Bus driver George Leivers, who drives pupils from John Spendluffe Technology College and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Alford to and from school, received a nomination for the award from both schools.
Lincolnshire County Council hold the awards each year, with a number of different categories ranging from bus drivers to taxi drivers.
Not only does George have the privilege of winning the award this year, but he also won the same award back in 2012 and he is delighted. He said: “It is really nice to have won this award for the second time.
“It was a real surprise to have received the award again after winning the accolade in 2012, but it is great to be recognised.
“But it is really the children from John Spendluffe College and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Alford who nominated me that I want to thank. They are a great group of kids and they are really well behaved on my bus journeys both to and from the school.
“At the awards ceremony, it was a treat to have a day out, plus I was able to see some of the comments that the children wrote about me, which were really nice to be able to read.”
George’s wife Christine, is very proud of her husband’s latest achievement.
She added: “I am so proud of George winning this award, it is nice to see his good work is rewarded.”
The Max Respect Driver and Passenger Assistant of the Year competition is held annually by the County Council to recognise and publicly acknowledge the valuable service that is provided by transport staff to the pupils of Lincolnshire.
Pupils were asked to nominate drivers and passenger assistants for going that extra mile and making their journey both to and from school a safe and pleasant one.