By Denna Bowman
Bridgestone tyres is calling on UK primary school children to design a futuristic vehicle that is green and innovative.
The tyres manufacturer has launched the competition to encourage budding car designers to think about the future of their environment and green innovation in the transport industry.
The Green Machine competition involves pupils designing a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly, futuristic vehicle which could be anything from cars, vans and trucks to motorbikes, aeroplanes and helicopters.
Andy Dingley, communications manager at Bridgestone UK, says: “Bridgestone is committed to supporting innovation and developing green technologies. This is an exciting project for us and it’s great to be able to encourage our future vehicle designers to think about the importance of transport on the environment.”
The winning school will receive a £500 cash prize and a set of Bridgestone truck tyres which can be used as raised beds to grow vegetables, plants and flowers – encouraging pupils to think about recycling, the environment and sustainable living.
The winning entry will also have a miniature version of their futuristic, green vehicle illustrated by a professional artist and displayed at the Bridgestone Eco Rally later this year – a showcase of the latest innovations in green vehicles. They will be presented with their design at a presentation assembly at their school.