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Searching for a petite Picasso to spread the message about bus safety

PUBLISHED ON 23/08/2021
Searching for a petite Picasso to spread the message about bus safety

We are searching for the next petite Picasso or mini Matisse among Victorian students in Prep – Year 6 to create a poster promoting safe travel on buses for a chance to win terrific prizes.

The bus safety poster competition, open until 19 September, aims to promote safe behaviour among school students when travelling on buses.

Rachel Spencer, Interim Managing Director, Transdev Melbourne said; “As a leading public transport operator we are committed to teaching students about safe behaviours and ensuring they understand bus safety is a shared responsibility.

“Many students catch the bus to school every day, mostly unsupervised, so it is essential they understand safe travel behaviours on buses and at bus stops, no matter where in Victoria they live.”

Students can design a poster based around two themes, bus safety in wet weather and safety in and around bus stops.

Winter often brings wet and slippery roads and bus passengers may be at risk of increased slips, trips and falls. This theme aims to help students understand safe travel behaviours such as holding on and keeping the aisles clear to avoid slipping or falling.

The second theme encourages students and parents to consider safe travel behaviours at bus stops and interchanges including staying a safe distance from the road and paying attention for other vehicles.

Prizes include games, fitness and art packs and book vouchers. Prizes will be awarded in three categories – Prep – Year 2, Years 3 - 4 and Years 5 - 6. A special prize called the “Journey Makers’ Choice Award” chosen by popular vote of Transdev Melbourne staff will also be awarded in each category and a prize awarded to the school with the most student entries. Winners will be announced in early October.

Transdev Melbourne operates more than 120 school bus services helping school students across Melbourne get to and from school safely.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Transdev has continued to operate full school bus services ensuring those Victorian students who can’t learn from home, including vulnerable students and children of essential workers, can get to school.

For competition details and to submit entries visit our website.

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