Cork TY student announced as regional winner of Bus Éireann’s ‘Go Places’ competition
Student from Douglas Co. Cork collects Bus Éireann prize for the South region
The winner of the Bus Éireann ‘Go Places’ competition for the South region has been announced. Jane Tiernan from Christ King Secondary School in Douglas, Co. Cork won the regional prize for the Bus Éireann competition which invited Transition Year students from all over the country to submit projects – in words, photographs, or videos – about their journey to school.
Jane’s video captured in detail her journey to school. She documented villages such as Rochestown and then Douglas - where she gets the bus to at the weekends - the Bus Éireann bus stops she drives by and worst of all, the heavy traffic on her commute!
To help pass the time, Jane said she likes to admire the nature around her, listen to music on RED FM and play cards with her younger brother. After dropping him off to primary school, Jane then makes her way to Christ King Girls secondary school.
Jane said, “I’m delighted to be the South region winner for the first ever Go Places with Bus Éireann TY competition. It was fun recording and editing my entry and both the school and my family and friends are all very proud. It’s well worth entering and I now have a new iPad and crystal trophy so I’d encourage TYs next year to do the same!”
Jane was one of three lucky regionals winners who won an iPad and crystal trophy each, with the overall winner receiving a day trip to Tayto Park for the entire class on a private Bus Éireann coach. Jane’s prize was presented to her at Capwell Depot in Cork by Ken Robinson, School Transport Manager (South).
Congratulating Jane and all the entrants to the competition, Ray Hernan, CEO of Bus Éireann said, “Bus Éireann is proud to be transporting pupils on the School Transport Scheme on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills for the past 50 years. Jane’s submission was truly engaging as she communicated what she sees on her journey to school, who she spends it with and what she likes and dislikes about the journey. We also really liked the way she incorporated shots of all the various bus routes and stops she encounters on her journey to school. I would like to say a huge congratulations to her, from all of us at Bus Éireann.”
Bus Éireann has operated the School Transport Scheme on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills for 50 years. Every day in Cork, it transports 15,341 students to and from school on 654 buses under the scheme. That breaks down into 922 school runs.
Alannah Doherty picked up the prize for the West, and was also won the national prize which was a trip to Tayto Park. She submitted 20 insightful photographs with humorous captions and hashtags of her journey to school using the Bus Eireann school transport scheme. Ruairí Meehan from Dunshaughlin Community School, Co. Meath scooped the prize for the East with his lively video of his journey to school. Ruairi’s video detailed the modes of transport people use to get to his school, including some shots of his fellow students on route to school, and incorporated aerial drone footage.
For more information visit www.goplaceswithbe.ie
Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018