Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Experts Put Pupils in the Driving Seat

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Experts Put Pupils in the Driving Seat

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HODGSON Newcastle Ltd sent in the A team to Burradon Primary School recently but rather than returning as learners, Andrew Plant, Kelly McGarr and Alex Tebay experienced some role reversal.

The trio educated pupils about the motor trade with an excellent presentation on careers and opportunities that are available when working in the motor trade.

The remit was simple - show how many jobs there are available in a dealership and that boys and girls can strive for whichever roles they want in the trade. Two 30-minute presentations were delivered to differing age groups - one class of seven to eightyear-olds and another of 11 to 12-year-olds.

In an effort to avoid making the experience 'death by PowerPoint', Andrew took the students on the journey of owning a vehicle, from having a window-shopping browse on the internet to getting a service.

If that wasn't exciting enough, the children also had the chance to work in the dealership for a few minutes (not literally), as they could pick which job role they wanted in the 'vehicle ownership' process. …

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