TfL wants London schools to help tackle gender inequality with new competition

Transport for London has launched a competition in London schools to help tackle gender inequality.

Children will be asked to draw a picture or write a story about the women that work behind the scenes in the transport industry to tie in with the Mayor of London’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign, championing the work of women who keep the city moving.

There are three age categories in the competition; children aged five to seven, who will be asked to draw an image; children aged seven to 11, who will be asked to write a story of between 100 to 200 words in length; and children aged 11 to 14, who will be asked to write a story up to 300 words long.

Entries will be judged by a panel of authors including Cressida Cowell, the writer of How to Train Your Dragon, and Kate Pankhurst who authored Fantastically great women who changed the world.

Winning entries will have their stories printed in a book, with the winning drawing featured on the front cover. The deadline for applications is May 20. To find out more, click here.