Stagecoach Manchester recently paid a visit to local schools to raise awareness among the next generation about the importance of public transport.
Operations Director Rebecca Rathore called in at Stayhill Infant School, St Margaret’s Catholic Primary School and St James C of E Primary School in Manchester.
She was joined by drivers Karl Veller and Andrew Hartle, who spoke to pupils about their role and hosted a Q&A session. The children were also invited to board a bus and received a goodie bag.
Pupils wanted to know answers to such questions as “What do you do if there’s a fire?” and “How often do you need to fill the bus with petrol?”
Jennie Schofield, a teacher at St James C of E Primary, says: “We were delighted to be joined by Stagecoach Manchester this week. The drivers fully engaged our students and they found out a lot of interesting facts about public transport.”
Leah Plant, Teacher at Stalyhill Infants, adds: “A huge thank you to Stagecoach Manchester for taking the time to join us today. Our students found this extremely interesting and loved exploring the bus!”
Lee Wasnidge, Managing Director at Stagecoach Manchester, says the operator is looking to arrange more such visits in the future.
“At Stagecoach, we put our community first and believe delivering amazing customer service goes beyond the daily bus service,” he says. “I hope the students benefited from meeting Karl and Andrew.”