Diary - Bus bother

29th January 2010 at 00:00

Perhaps he was going to be late for double maths, but did he really need to go to such lengths? A teenager in Maidstone, Kent, has become a YouTube star after he was filmed leaping 10 feet from an underpass onto the roof of a single-decker bus as it entered the bus station.

He lies down, then inches his way to the back of the vehicle before jumping onto the road and running away. The 16-second clip, called Bus Jump, has already attracted more than 3,000 hits.

But not everyone praised his daredevil actions. Debbie Riley, a mother of two who lives near the bus station, said: "This is so dangerous. The boy could have been killed."

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today