Tuesday 12 June 2012
TransLink is helping school children find their creative flair by providing primary school groups with free travel to this years' Out of the Box Festival being held at QPAC from 12-17 June.
TransLink CEO Neil Scales said school groups who had already purchased their tickets through the Queensland Rail group booking office could travel free with their pre-purchased ticket.
"School groups can travel free to South Bank train station on Queensland Rail trains, which is only a short walk from the train station to QPAC," Mr Scales said.
"By providing school groups with free travel to and from Out of the Box we are able to assist getting children interested in the arts and the creative space and we're also able to get them familiar with public transport from a young age.
"Public transport is very exciting for young kids as it is such a big and different alternative to the family car, and works in a completely different way to what children are often familiar with.
"This event is a great opportunity for young children to get comfortable with public transport and make them aware how easy it is to use."
Out of The Box Executive Producer, Carol Davidson commended Translink on this initiative, which was also offered to festival volunteers.
"Out of the Box is a unique and beloved festival which this year is celebrating its 20th year of presenting the highest quality children's arts programming.
"It is wonderful that TransLink's free transport offer will be assisting schools groups and close to 400 Out of the Box volunteers to travel to this very special festival," said Ms Davidson.
Out of the Box Festival for Children is being held at QPAC, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, the Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and the State Library of Queensland from 12-17 June. For more information or tickets visit www.outoftheboxfestival.com.au.
For more information on public transport visit the TransLink website at translink.com.au, or phone 13 12 30, anytime.
Alice Harrison 5 years old from Springfield taking part in We Built This City
Children enjoying the Dinosaur Petter Zoo by Erth Visual & Physical Inc