Travel vision wins prize for Peterborough primary school

Southfields Primary School in Stanground has been awarded a prize thanks to the creative vision of one of its pupils.

A competition organised by Travelchoice asked pupils across Peterborough's primary schools to submit their design for the 'transport of the future'.

More than 100 entries were received and the winner was selected by the Mayor of Peterborough, Councillor John Peach.

The winning design was by year 4 pupil Jessica Parrish, who was praised for her practical design and solution of a solar powered scooter.

Jessica has now won a Scooterpod for her school and a goody bag for herself.

The Scooterpod allows 12 children to securely store their scooter while they're at school for the day. Made of 100% recycled materials, it will be manufactured in the school's colours.

The Mayor judging the entries

The Mayor judging the competition entries

Councillor John Peach said: "It was a real honour to judge the entries. There were some very creative ideas and some wonderful drawings. It was certainly not an easy decision but we liked Jessica's vision for her idea, especially for someone so young."

Rebecca Presland, sustainable travel officer for Travelchoice said: "The competition was great fun and generated a lot of interest. The aim behind it was to encourage primary school pupils to think about the environmental issues connected to how we travel. 

"Children were asked to design what they thought the transport of the future would look like and to give reasons for their choices, considering the environmental impact.

"It has led the next generation to think about how transport modes might look in the future - and there were some great ideas." 

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