On Monday afternoon, 10 May, the 14 to 19-year-old pupils met in the car park next to the Kinepolis in Bruges. Driver Jurgen was ready and explained all about the public bus: where the stop button was, where to validate your ticket ... everything was made clear.
Elleen, Laurence and Brigitte, teachers in De Kade, explain why this is necessary: "The experience-based approach is very important for our target group. We use the educational package of De Lijn to let the pupils explore the bus (public transport theme), but we find it especially important to make our pupils aware of, for example, the blind spot and the safety rules when boarding and alighting from the bus."
After the explanation, the pupils had the opportunity to ask questions to bus driver Jurgen about what the work of a bus driver entails. Jurgen also asked how he, as a bus driver, could better help people with a visual impairment: "As a teacher, I can also pass on these tips and recommendations to my colleagues within the Keolis Group."
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