Press Release – 1st October 2010


DLR asks pupils to ‘Draw their way to school’


Following Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s programme of events during European Mobility Week, the Council is delighted to announce a new art competition for local primary school pupils focusing on how they travel to and from school.


The competition’s theme links in with the “Travel Smarter, Live Better” focus of European Mobility Week and the health benefits of using sustainable travel modes like walking and cycling, instead of always using the car for all trips.


Pupils in five categories are encouraged to draw an A4/A3 size poster focusing on their daily journey to school. This can include drawings on cycling, walking or taking the bus or train to school, using the ‘Walking Bus’, and improving road safety on the route to school. Students are also asked to compose a catchy sustainable travel slogan.


This competition is all about getting parents and pupils to think about how they travel to school. Even walking and cycling to school one day a week, on all of or part of the school journey, can have many health benefits for pupils and can help reduce the negative traffic impacts near schools over time.


Posters must be received no later than the 22nd of October, and the winning pupil in each category will receive a book voucher and see his or her poster displayed in County Hall later this year.


There will also be draw for a €100 voucher for all the schools that enter.


You can get more information on Mobility Week by clicking here.


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