Transport planning professionals and campaigners have launched a poster competition for primary school children to promote environmentally friendly ways to travel to school.
Children aged between 4 and 11 from across in the UK are invited to design and send in posters.
The competition is being run by the Transport Planning Society (TPS), the professional body for transport planners in the UK, and walking charity Living Streets.
The winning poster will be showcased at this year’s Transport Planning Day event on 16 November, as well as being published in an e-book. The winner will also receive a prize and a separate gift for their school.
TPS chair Stephen Bennett said: ‘By inviting children to take part in this competition, we are encouraging them to learn about environmentally friendly ways to travel and inspire the transport planners of the future.
‘The transport sector is unfortunately now the leading source of carbon pollution, and these posters will spur on young transport planners to help meet the Government’s net-zero target. We are really excited to see how children would plan a greener school run.’
Tanya Braun, head of policy and communications at Living Streets, said: ‘We work with pupils in over 2,000 schools across the UK and know many of them are incredibly passionate about protecting our planet. We also know children understand that how we choose to get around plays a key part in tackling the climate emergency.
‘Transport planning built around green and sustainable forms of travel, like walking and cycling, will be vital for our future. We hope this poster competition can harness children’s passion for our planet and their ideas for a greener future for transport.’
The competion will run for four weeks and close on 5 October. Entries can be made through the TPS website.