Bus Éireann memories competition for TY students

Bus Éireann memories competition for TY students


Bus Éireann launched its Go Places with Bus Éireann 2018 – 2019 competition for Transition Year students.

TY students from Clare and all over the country are invited to express their creativity by documenting their school journeys. The competition is open for all transport modes to school.

Bus Éireann operates the School Transport Scheme on behalf of the Department of Education & Skills. Every day up to 117,000 students from 3,000 schools countrywide travel to and from school on 4,500 vehicles across 6,500 routes. This adds up to over 40 million individual journeys during term annually.

Digital, video or print entries

Entries can be submitted in video, photo or written format and students are asked to capture highlights of their journey in a creative and personal way.

What is their destination? How do they pass the time? Who do they travel with? Who are the people and the places in their community they pass daily, and what are the interesting or fun stories behind these? What would they change on their school journey if they could?

Nicola Cooke, Media and PR Manager with Bus Éireann said: “At Bus Éireann, making better connections is important to us. School is where you connect with people and make memories for life so we’re encouraging TY students to document their school journeys and share them with us as part of ‘Go Places’. We want students to showcase the moments that make their journey unique – from their mode of transport to the people they meet or places they pass – the more creative the better!”

Go Places with Bus Éireann 2018 -2019 is open to all TY students across the Republic of Ireland. Deadline for entries is March 15th, 2019. For more information visitwww.goplaceswithbe.ie

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.