– Year Six, the stuff we’re going to talk about today is going to help you have better journeys. -And do you know what? It’s going to help you help other people have better journeys too. -OK, who’s been on a bus in their life before? My daughter is part of a Transport for London workshop today and she’s been learning all about how to look after herself when she has to transition into secondary school next year. -Who’s ever been at a busy, packed bus stop? It’s really important that they know how to use
buses safely because it’s, you know, the main mode of transport that they’re going to use going into secondary school. -So talking about the Underground now. How many of those rails carry electricity? Show me now. There was a lot of stuff that I didn’t realise that they didn’t know. Like, for example, they didn’t know that the tracks were electric. You know, that’s something standard that you have to know if you’re travelling independently on the Tube. -Here’s a ticket to get you home safely. The children are very important customers to us. They are our future customers. -You’re good at this! So it’s important to us that the children know how to use the Underground, to buy a ticket, to behave when they’re on the platform. -To make our 200 tonne trains move
we don’t need 13 amps, – we use 6000. William used lots of role-play, he got the kids out of their seats, acting, being bus drivers. And the kids loved it. – Driver! How are you feeling with all that bell ringing going on? It gave me a headache! laughter When I got up he told me to just run and not tap my Zip card. – Psst! Quick, run on! And then he was checking the tickets. – Blip!
– Thank you! and when it came to me there was
a really big problem. Year Six, we find, they’re just sort of becoming more independent, at home and at school. They’re qualifying for Zip Oyster cards as well and they need to know that that comes with certain responsibilities. – If she’s worried about the dangers, why did she go through? I liked the clips because it really made you think about the things that you do that are right and wrong. – Wow! Some good discussions. Everyone is welcome to have our service. It’s a free service and anything we can do to make it as accessible for everyone, and if that involves doing things differently or emphasising different aspects we can do that. The bus driver could nearly crash into your car. I think it should be something that’s done every year, in every school in Year Six. Sometimes schools say, ‘We tell the children this information, you don’t need to come in’, but I think having somebody come in, doing things differently, using the resources, the techniques we use, I think that’s quite a powerful message. It’s excellent that Transport for London are trying to help kids with the shift. I think it’s such a daunting, big step that the more information they have, the easier it’ll be for them. – Any questions so far? We need children to know how to use the Underground best for the benefit of everyone. – This side, a nice thing you can do back? – This side, a nice thing you can do back?
– If you respect someone, they will respect you back. – Give yourselves a round of applause.