Children say ‘leave the car at home’

Jason Oliver from Sprotborough hands over a petition to Cllr Mick Jameson regarding bus fares for school children
Jason Oliver from Sprotborough hands over a petition to Cllr Mick Jameson regarding bus fares for school children
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Creative pupils from South Yorkshire primary schools have come up with posters and poems urging parents to leave the car at home and use public transport.

The youngsters, all in Year 6, were asked to come up with the ideas for a competition run by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive.

The winning entry came from Molly Brigg, from St Joseph’s Catholic School, Handsworth. She has won £100 worth of vouchers to spend on sports and leisure equipment and two weekly Travel Master passes so her parents can give public transport a go.

Eden Cowan from Brook House Junior School, Beighton, and Beth Froggatt, from Charnock Hall Primary School, were runners-up in the competition and each won a £25 voucher to spend on sports and leisure equipment.

Molly and Beth’s entries were both poems, while Eden had created a poster.

Coun Mick Jameson, chairman of the board which runs SYPTE, said: “The competition was a fantastic way of engaging with primary school children to give them an introduction into how to use public transport safely and responsibly.

“We have been overwhelmed by the incredible standard of imagination and creativity shown through the competition entries, and hope they manage to make parents think twice about jumping straight in the car for their next journey.”

Molly’s winning entry will be displayed on Travel South Yorkshire’s website, travelsouthyorkshire.com

n Emily Trigg, 20, a student at Sheffield Hallam University won £250 worth of retail vouchers after entering another competition run by SYPTE for holders of discounted TravelMaster passes.