The deadline is fast approaching for Bus Éireann’s exciting new competition for Kerry Transition Year students, ‘Go Places with Bus Éireann’, which is running for the first time in the current academic year, 2016/2017. With seven weeks left to enter, participating students will be in with a chance of winning one of five regional prizes of €3,000 for their school, and one national prize of a fun filled day out for their class* to Tayto Park, including complimentary use of a private coach.

Projects are being invited under a range of categories including ‘Safety’, ‘Technology & Communication, ‘Environment & Sustainability’, ‘Community’, and ‘Society, Culture or Sport’. They can be submitted in various ways including via video, a written submission, a PowerPoint presentation or an academic poster.

Students are being asked to submit their ideas for how school transport and public bus transport can best support schools and the wider public. Launching the competition, Bláthnaid Treacy, RTE’s ‘Can’t Stop Dancing’ and 2FM presenter said: “With the Junior Cert behind them, TY students have more time to think about what makes them tick. Public transport is so important and who better to help Bus Éireann get some ideas for the future than students? This is a great opportunity for Transition Year students to get stuck in and play a part in shaping our public services.” For full information, see: