A poster competition for young people with the message of preventing bullying on school journeys has been launched by the Isle of Wight Council.

As part of the build up to the annual Anti-Bullying Conference for young people held in October and national Anti-Bullying Week in November, children and young people are getting involved by designing eye-catching posters around the positive message ‘enjoy the journey’.

Winning designs of the posters will be displayed on school buses and copies will also be on display at the annual Anti-Bullying Conference.

Councillor Jonathan Bacon, Executive member responsible for children’s service’s said: “Bullying can come in a number of forms in these modern times and we want to help children feel safe on their journey to and from school. This includes whether they are walking, cycling or scooting to school or using transport such as buses or trains.

“The message ‘Enjoy the journey’ is about this and we look forward to the entries and engagement from schools and children.”

The A4 posters can be created by young people using any medium and should be original, simple and eye-catching with a clear positive message.

The deadline for entries is Friday 11 September, with winners informed by Friday 2 October.

Entries can be emailed to or sent to The Early Help Team, Floor 4, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD.