Local Schools and Pupils win prizes in Diamond Bus Competition.

10/05/2017

Diamond Bus recently ran a competition across local schools in Redditch to design a poster to go on-board buses.

The theme of the competition “Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe” was encourage to pupils to think about how to behave when using Public Transport and encourage good travelling behaviour when on the bus. Diamond asked school children to think about subjects such as not playing loud music, keeping buses clean and tidy and travelling safely.

Diamond Redditch Operations Manager, Chris Bridges said “By asking pupils to get involved through their school we hoped that it would spark some creative designs and some positive discussions in-class about how to behave when travelling on the bus. Everyone likes their bus journey to be a pleasant one, but sometimes this can be spoiled when other passengers are behaving badly. We wanted to promote that everyone should think about other passengers. Whether you are young or old, everyone should be respectful to others on the bus.”

The competition generated lots of excellent entries across three age groups. The difficult decision of choosing the winners fell to Diamond Redditch Operations Manager, Chris Bridges and Kingfisher Centre Manager, Ken Williams and his team who assisted in the final judging process. The panel decided to also award a Runners Up prize for each category and the Kingfisher Centre kindly donated a prize for each Runner Up child.

The three winning children each received a £50 voucher and goody bag for their creative efforts, they also won a special reward for their school too. As part of their prize, Diamond gave each of the winners schools a voucher of £150 towards new Library Books or Sports Equipment. The three winning entries will also feature as part of a poster design on all Diamond Buses in Redditch.

Diamond Redditch Operations Manager, Chris Bridges presented prizes to the winning Children and Schools at the Diamond Bus stand during the Redditch Cycle Race Event and said of the results “We were really pleased with the quality of the entries that were sent in. We were impressed with the messages that the children were keen to promote in their designs and we hope that the winning children will be proud to see their designs on the buses and that their school also benefits from their good work.”

Pictured: Accepting their prizes from Operations Manager Chris Bridges are Cai, age 7 and Mrs Newton, Headteacher from Holyoakes Field First School; Connor, age 12 and Mr Homer, Head of PE from Birchensale Middle School and Ellie, age 14 and Mr Pleasant, Head of Art from Trinity High School.

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