Wigan transport business use pupils' designs for Transform My Truck

A transport business from the borough has a bold new look for one of its trucks after calling on the artistic talents of school pupils.

Friday, 28th December 2018, 8:24 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 2:48 am
David Coupe, Rachael Scanlin-Davis and winner Grace Higginson

Transport Training Academy (TTA), based in Atherton, asked youngsters from across the North West to create designs showing ways of getting items from A to B.

Their efforts in the Transform My Truck competition have now been emblazoned all over a large logistics vehicle.

Three prizes were given out in the under 12 and 13 to 16-year-old age categories, with pupils from Prestwich, Bolton and Blackburn getting their creative talents placed on the truck.

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The revamped vehicle was unveiled at TTA’s based in the borough after having a special vinyl skin applied to it to carry the youngster’s designs.

David Coupe, managing director of TTA, said: “We’re so pleased with our new-look truck – the designs have transferred really well from small A4 prints to a huge piece of art on wheels.

“We hope our six winners will keep their eyes peeled for the truck they designed out and about on the roads near them – the vinyl transfers are designed to last for years to come and each winner has signed their artwork like all good artists do!”

As well as seeing their designs on the body of the truck, the children also won themselves Amazon vouchers and cash grants for their school.

Transform My Truck was launched as part of a campaign to attract more young people into the logistics industry. The competition received almost 350 entries from schools.