In March of 2017, Copart Westbury was delighted to receive an invitation to a Primary School in Bradford-upon-Avon to help its Foundation Stage Class with a ‘Transport’ project.
The children, who are learning about different types of vehicles, saw a Copart transporter up close and asked Driver Trainer Simon Wilson questions about his job. The children were also supplied with Copart goodie bags, which included mini high-visibility vests.
“The children were really engaged and asked some fantastic questions. The looks on their faces made it really rewarding. It was so nice for us to be able to help with their project and raise awareness of Copart within the local community at the same time,” said Wilson.
Regional Manager Steve Morgan added, “This was an ideal opportunity to show an enthusiastic group of young children how Copart operates safely within their local area. It was a real pleasure to share our knowledge with the children. They seemed to really enjoy it and asked Simon lots of challenging questions!”
The team received great feedback afterwards, and even seem to have had an impact on the future curriculum.
“The children have learned so much. It has inspired their writing as well as some great questioning and thinking skills,” said a class teacher.
But, most important, what did the children think? We’ll leave the final words to them…
“My favorite part was when we saw the measuring stick. Thank you for the tabard and letting us see the transporter.”
“We went to the transporter, it was big. He had gloves on his hands.”
“Simon showed us the tool box, he showed us how the car got on and off the transporter. He showed us the winch too.”