Back to school with antisocial behaviour competition

Date published: 14 May 2016

Around 800 schools across Greater Manchester are being asked to help tackle anti-social behaviour and fare evasion on the Metrolink network by taking part in a creative competition.

A specially created tool kit will help pupils aged between nine and 14 years old (years five to nine) learn more about the impact of vandalism, crime and antisocial behaviour on Metrolink, which led to a repairs bill of nearly £73,000 last year.

The winning advert will be used in an upcoming Metrolink marketing campaign to raise awareness of the impact of antisocial behaviour and fare dodging.

TfGM’s Metrolink Director, Peter Cushing, said: "Unfortunately, on occasion we have seen the conduct of increasingly younger people result in disruption to customer journeys, by causing damage to our trams.

“This kind of thoughtless behaviour can also have life changing consequences for them as individuals.

"This competition will help them learn more about Metrolink think about their actions while learning some new skills in the process.”

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