This year, Stagecoach East Midlands are supporting Keep Britain Tidy, local School children have been invited to design new double-decker bus to promote this fantastic cause!
Primary school children in the Skegness area were invited to learn more about the positive impact they can have on the environment, by taking part in a competition to design a Stagecoach bus for Keep Britain Tidy. One lucky winner will see their design unveiled on a Stagecoach double-decker bus, inspired by the theme of littering, that will travel in service around the whole of the East Midlands.
The competition marks the return of the Skegness ‘Seasiders’, the popular open-topped buses redesigned by Stagecoach in 2014. Such is their popularity, that a series of books have been released which bring to life the adventures of the buses. The latest story, to feature the fun characters, even has a litter theme.
In addition to offering school children the chance to design a bus, Stagecoach has also undertaken to contribute £500 to the school that produces the winning entry, whilst an additional donation of £500 will go to their charity partner Keep Britain Tidy, in an effort to fund an anti-litter campaign.
In return, the charity will host an educational event at the school, led by spokesperson Tim Knappett, to teach children more about the charity ethos of environmental responsibility. The competition has been well received, by the participating schools, with over 150 entries.
The winner of the competition will be announced and the completed bus will be revealed on 3rd March ,as part of The Great British Spring Clean 2017, which runs from 3rd to 5th March 2017. Want to be part of the action? Follow us on twitter for updates @StagecoachEMid
Please go to our News and Blog page to read our latest news on the campaign!
The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign designed to bring together the country in an effort to clear up the litter that contaminates our towns, villages, countryside and coastline.
Elise Kay, Age 7, Year 3, Beacon Primary School
Evie Morris, Age 7, Year 2, Beacon Primary School
Here's a message from the pupils at Skegness Viking School:
Buy our latest Seasider story book here and help Keep Britain Tidy!
A piece of litter has popped Pierre's wheel and scared Gizmo the owl! Can Pierre and his friends get Gizmo back in time for the owl display?
Book price: £2.50 (plus £1.14 postage)
At least 50p will be donated to: Keep Britain Tidy, a charity that works hard to eliminate litter, prevent waste and make where you live a better place. £500 has been raised to date!