Learning and fun do go together – that’s the verdict from pupils at a Harrogate primary school after the local Transdev bus operation arranged an amazing day out to show them what goes on behind the scenes at its headquarters.
Early years pupils from Bilton Grange Primary School visited Transdev’s subsidiary, the Harrogate Bus Company’s Starbeck base to learn about the hard work – and the fun – that goes into running dozens of buses across the town every day.
The youngsters enjoyed a full tour of the bus firm’s Broughton Way depot and saw how new bus drivers are prepared for the road at The Academy, its recently redeveloped training facility on the same site.
We’re delighted to help the pupils from Bilton Grange learn about everything we do to keep our buses on the road for Harrogate. We lined up some fun experiences for the youngsters while they were here with us. They were all well behaved and a credit to the school and their parents – we enjoyed their visit every bit as much as they clearly did.
Jason Asquith, The Harrogate Bus Company’s Service Delivery Manager
The children had a fantastic time at the Harrogate bus depot ! It linked in brilliantly with our learning at school, and the children really enjoyed the activities that were planned by The Harrogate Bus Company. The trip through the bus wash and the ride to the bus station to see the electric buses being charged were both firm favourites, along with designing their own model buses in The Academy classroom. Thanks to everyone at the bus company for such a fun and informative experience.
Vicky Sawyer, Bilton Grange Primary School teaching assistant
Full information on all of The Harrogate Bus Company’s routes and tickets is available online at transdevbus.co.uk/harrogate and from the travel shop at Harrogate Bus Station.