Pink Class go ‘On The Buses’
Pink Class have had a great opportunity to learn about travelling on public transport as well as the jobs people do to keep the buses running to schedule.
Pink Class travelled from school to the Reading Buses Depot on the Number 16 bus for a fun filled, informative and jam packed day!
When the pupils arrived at the depot, one of the first people they met was Malcolm the mechanic. Malcolm told everyone about his job and how he and his team fixed the buses when they were broken or needed servicing.
The pupils were able to see some of the brand new buses and learnt that buses in Reading are powered by either electricity, gas or diesel.
The pupils had an opportunity to visit the stores and saw all of the spare parts for the buses – what a lot of different parts they have!
After a chat with the Customer Services team, it was onto the Control Room which was amazingly busy as the staff their controlled the buses, spoke with the drivers. The pupils were enthralled at watching the live CCTV in the buses as they were watching the buses move about the map of Reading in the Control Room.
It was a fantastic day; everyone was exhausted on the ride back to school…on a Reading bus!