30 Jan 2020
Stagecoach South East Managing Director, Joel Mitchell, took an hour out this week to be interviewed by year 5 pupils at The Folkestone Primary Academy @turnerschoolsuk. Joel answered questions about what it's like to run a bus company, his favourite type of bus, how do deal with annoying passengers and whether he's ever run anything over while driving!
The interview was arranged by Folkestone's Academy FM @1059AcademyFM as part of the Primary Careers Project, sponsored by the Careers Enterprise Company. The children are trained to do a radio interview with workers from all kinds of trades and professions. The interviews are broadcast on Academy FM, but also become part of a national Primary Toolkit where any teacher, across the country, can use the audio as part of their careers learning in class.
Joel said "I had so much fun talking to the kids! They'd prepared really well and took turns asking questions and holding the microphone. It was scary because some of the questions were really tough, but it was great to be taking part in such brilliant project.
"These youngsters will be the next generation of managers, doctors, engineers or teachers - they'll be the future guardians of our planet, so it's important that we get them engaged and thinking about how they can make a difference in the world."