Pupils’ eco-designs hit the hybrids

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Two of National Express Dundee’s new ‘green buses’ are bearing posters designed by schoolchildren from Broughty Ferry.

They are the winners of the bus operator’s poster competition launched during a recent series of workshops at four primary schools to raise awareness of the new vehicles and their innovative eco-friendly technology.

The sessions were conducted as part of the Dundee Travel Active programme, being delivered by JMP Consultants on behalf of Dundee City Council, and took place at Forthill, Craigiebarns, Eastern and Barnhill primaries.

There were around 140 poster entries from the 14 classes which took part in the project. The winners will not only have their designs displayed during the next six months on the hybrid buses operating on Service 5 from Broughty Ferry to Ninewells but they have also scooped a £20 cinema voucher, a coach day trip for a family of four and free coach hire for their school.

Winners are: Faith Brand, primary five, Craigiebarns High School; Kirsty Dick, primary two, Forthill Primary School; Daniel MacMillan, primary five, Eastern Primary School; and Rachel McKenna, primary six, Barnhill Primary School.

Phil Smith, managing director of National Express Dundee said: “The standard of entries we received was so high it really was difficult to pick the winners!

“We were impressed with how the children managed to convey the key eco messages of the workshops through their designs.

“Congratulations to Faith, Kirsty, Daniel and Rachel. I hope they’ll enjoy seeing their artwork on the sides of our hybrid double deckers.”