Coláiste Chraobh Ab­hann stu­dents help launch new Bus Eire­ann TY com­pe­ti­tion

Bray People - - NEWS -

A GROUP of teenagers from North Wick­low has helped Bus Eire­ann to launch a new com­pe­ti­tion urg­ing Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents to get cre­ative in mak­ing mem­o­ries about their jour­ney to school.

Bus Eire­ann has launched its ‘Go Places’ com­pe­ti­tion to mark its 50th year op­er­at­ing the school trans­port scheme on be­half of the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion and Skills and Coláiste Chraobh Ab­hann TY stu­dents Mag­gie May Ryan, Bri­anna Morris, Kian Marah and Ciaran Crimes trav­elled to Dublin to lend a hand with the launch along­side Bray na­tive Blath­naid Treacy and her fel­low TV and ra­dio star Stephen Byrne.

Rec­ol­lect­ing her jour­ney to school, Blath­naid said: ‘Some of my fond­est mem­o­ries of school are from those jour­neys to and from school, in the wind, rain and sun­shine. Those early win­ter morn­ings were so cold, un­til I got to hop on my bus.

‘I used to spend my 45-minute jour­ney catch­ing up on home­work, chat­ting about who we fan­cied with friends, lis­ten­ing to mu­sic and even get an­other few min­utes sleep if I could! If you’re in Tran­si­tion Year, you should try and cap­ture some of those mem­o­ries and you might even win an iPad while you’re at it!’ she said.

Ev­ery day, ap­prox­i­mately 115,000 stu- dents from 3,000 schools around the coun­try travel to and from school on the trans­port scheme, on 4,500 ve­hi­cles across 6,500 routes.

Bus Éire­ann is invit­ing TY stu­dents to cap­ture high­lights of their jour­ney in a cre­ative and in­no­va­tive way. Where do they go? How do they spend that time? Who do they travel with? Who are the peo­ple and what are the places in their com­mu­nity that they pass by ev­ery day, and what are their sto­ries?

En­tries can be sub­mit­ted in video, photo or writ­ten for­mat be­fore the dead­line of March 16, 2018. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.go­placeswithbe.ie.

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