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26 Jul 2017
PUBLIC CHOOSE ABINGDON SCHOOLBOY’S DESIGN TO BE DISPLAYED ON OXFORDSHIRE BUSES
Pictured: Winner Jack Cooper and Karen Coventry, Business Development Manager for Stagecoach in Oxfordshire
Today, 14 year-old Jack Cooper, from Abingdon, was crowned the winner of Stagecoach in Oxfordshire’s Bus Of The Future competition which saw over 20 hopefuls design a piece of artwork that illustrated what an environmentally friendly bus in the future might look like.
The public were asked to ‘like’ their favourite design from a shortlist of entries that were displayed in an online gallery on Stagecoach in Oxfordshire’s Facebook page. Jack’s design received over 390 ‘likes’ for his electric entry for the fleet’s X30 and 31 buses. His electric bus illustration will be showcased inside Stagecoach in Oxfordshire’s buses, including its 21 Euro 6 green-engine fleet.
The initiative, which took place across the county in June, was launched to celebrate the city’s ‘Green Week’ and also mark the company’s own ‘Green Month’ campaign, which raises awareness of greener, smarter travel.
Winner Jack Cooper who also took home £500 as part of his prize, said: “When I heard about the competition I was really excited because I have a strong passion for buses and have done since I was little.
“I was over the moon when I found out I had won. I would like to congratulate everyone who took part in this competition.”
Karen Coventry, Business Development Manager, said: “We were thrilled to see so many local people getting involved with our competition, it was a good job it was down to the public to choose the winner otherwise we would have been really stuck.
“We launched the competition as a way of inspiring people to think about buses as a convenient way to travel, to reduce their own carbon footprint whilst also reaching out to those who have a passion for transport and are able to look to the future and what might be possible. “
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire also awarded four runners up –Tomas King, 5 from Kidlington; James Lambeth, 16 from Marston; Julian Masson from Southampton and James Clayton, 8 from Barton.