Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Bownes of contention

Letters

I think that Professor John Bale, who presented his view on Bob the Builder, has a somewhat distorted view of children's television if he honestly thinks that Bob is not a good role model for young people wanting to go into the construction business. I am currently Bob's biggest fan and am astonished that Professor Bale actually said: 'But sadly, as they grow up, the positive image wanes and negative perceptions flood in.' It is quite obvious that most high school students will not find Bob all that informative but this is like saying that a 17 year old will not find Listen With Mother stimulating. If Bob and his gang were aimed at teenagers wanting to start work, then the people who created Bob would be thought of as absolutely barmy.

I feel that Bob's cheery attitude is far more likely to 'fix it' for the construction industry that Professor Bale's 'grown up' whinging.

Can we be positive? Yes we can.

Katherine Bownes, age 11 (daughter of Tim Bownes), mail@timt58. fsnet.co.uk

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.