Children’s chance to interview Leon Daniels

Children’s chance to interview Leon Daniels


So here today at the London Transport Museum with a wonderful bunch of kids from Years Five and Six, from schools in Havering, talking about transport in general and buses in particular. Some of the kids here in the audience are junior travel advisors they’re doing our job for us. They’re persuading their friends, their parents, their parent’s friends, on all the advantages of travelling on public transport and not using the car. So we’ve had a really good chat today. They had a whole series of questions for me which I was really very happy to answer. Some of them were much more difficult than others; but what an enthusiastic and lovely bunch of kids, who, one day in the future, are going to be the people that run London’s transport. Did you imagine doing what you are doing now when you were young? What was the biggest challenge of transporting London during the Olympic Games? That’s a cracking question! So the children that we’ve brought here today are from three separate schools and they’re all junior travel ambassadors so they all work within their school to encourage people to travel by sustainable modes of travel. So they’ve come here today to interview Leon Daniels as the main feature for their magazine. I got to learn about all the safety rules that we have to use for transport and we get to meet interesting people that deal with transport, like you and the safety transport police. Yeah it was really interesting because I felt like I learned a lot of information about him and his job, and what he does and all that. The children had already come up with their questions at school. He was so interesting and really engaged the children in all his answers. But they were just listening to him the whole time. I have learned that there’s like millions and billions of people going on trains and buses each year. They really wanted to know the answers and even though they’re only Year Five’s and Sixes, they really, really wanted to know the answers to some searching questions about the future, about what buses in the future will look like, what travel will be like in the future and what goes on in this great city. It was really fun and I learned quite a lot.

Eugene Islam

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