September 23rd, 2016

Call for Redditch youngsters to design the bus of the future

Call for Redditch youngsters to design the bus of the future Call for Redditch youngsters to design the bus of the future

CHILDREN and young people from across Bromsgrove and Redditch are being challenged to come up with their ideas about what buses will look like in 50 years time.

The gauntlet has been thrown down by The Transport Museum, Wythall, and First Bus Worcestershire and the plan is to put the winning entries into a time capsule to be opened in 2066.

With buses now being able to be compared from what they were like in 1916, 1966 and 2016, it is only natural for people to try and imagine what they will look line when another half century has passed.

The organisers want young people to think about design, innovation and technology that the buses in 2066 would have.

It is open to all age groups and entries can contain a multitude of features, from drawings, promotional posters, models or digital media of any kind.

The competition runs until Easter 2017 and prizes will be awarded to winners at the end of each term.

Each school or college taking part can book a free visit to the museum to see the thorough collection of classic buses and receive three free family admission tickets to be used as prizes.

At the end of the competition, all entries will be sealed in a time capsule to be re-opened at Easter 2066.

Details and entry forms can be found at www.wythall.org.uk/2066 and anyone wanting to find out more about what the buses of the past were like can head down to the Wythall Transport Museum.

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