VICTORIAN STUDENT BUS-SAFETY POSTER COMP RETURNS

Photography by: courtesy Transdev Melbourne


TERRIFIC PRIZES are on offer via the 2021 Transdev Melbourne Safe Bus Travel art competition, in its search for the next petite Picasso or mini Matisse, the company has announced.

VICTORIAN STUDENT BUS-SAFETY POSTER COMP RETURNS
“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," said Transdev Melbourne interim managing director Rachel Spencer.

The competition is open to Victorian students in preparatory (‘prep’) school to Year 6, whom should aim to encourage safe travel on buses, for a chance to partake in the prize pool.

Open between 26 July - 19 September, the competition is to promote safe behaviour among school students when travelling on buses, Transdev explains.

Transdev Melbourne interim managing director Rachel Spencer 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."

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SLIPPERY WHEN WET

Students can design a poster based around two themes: bus safety in wet
Weather; and safety in and around bus stops, Transdev confirms.
Winter often brings wet and slippery roads and bus passengers may be at risk of increased slips, trips and falls, it says. This theme aims to help students understand safe travel behaviours, such as holding on and keeping the aisles clear to avoid slipping or falling, it explains.

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, it adds.

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THE HAUL

Prizes include games, fitness and art packs and book vouchers. They will be awarded in three categories: Prep – Year 2, Years 3 – 4, and Years 5 – 6, Transdev states.
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.
For competition details and to submit entries visit: www.transdevmelbourne.com.au/poster-competition

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ABOUT TRANSDEV

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

Despite the 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.

Transdev believes public transport plays an important part in how a city comes to life. Its day-to-day work influences families, friends, and future generations where they live, work and play, it says.

Transdev Australasia has more than 5,600 people passionate about operating its 2,000 vehicles and vessels, which deliver more than 145 million customer journeys each year, it says.

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