A Transport Talk from the Past

Tuesday 06 November 2018

We had two very special visitors in school yesterday. They were the grandads of two of our pupils, who came to talk to us about transport when they were a child.

Through asking questions and listening carefully, we learned how transport has changed tremendously over the past 50 years.

Interestingly, one visitor had nearly 40 years service working for Leeds Bus Service and he very kindly brought in many model buses and badges for us to look at. We loved his uniform picture!

The other grandad showed us pictures of old cars bought for just £50, horse-drawn milk carts and coal deliveries, and brilliant steam engines that powered up and down our streets many years ago. We also enjoyed listening to some of his poems.

The children loved listening to the stories from the past and had many, many questions.

You can do this at home too! Do you have anyone in your family who could discuss how times have changed? Talk to your child about generations and the similarities and differences that change over time – they’ll be hooked!