Uckfield Community Technology College student Isabella Wilson has helped create a new ‘three-in-one’ identity and discount card to be used by young people in East Sussex.
Isabella was a member of the East Sussex Youth Cabinet which designed the card to enable young people to prove their age in cinemas, bars and shops, claim age-appropriate fares and selected reduced fares on bus travel and enjoy discounts in shops and leisure outlets.
Youth cabinet members are elected to campaign and make a difference on issues which affect their lives and those of their peers.
The 3i-D card is now available to youngsters aged 11 to 19 who live, work or study in East Sussex.
Cllr Sylvia Tidy, East Sussex County Council cabinet member for children and families said: “The 3i-D card is an excellent example of the value of the Youth Cabinet and its ability to bring about real benefits for young people.
“From coming up with the germ of an idea to bringing the scheme to fruition, this projedct has been entirely developed by the Youth Cabinet members themselves, who have put years of hard work into the scheme.
“The card is already proving very popular and young people across the county are continuing to sign up and enjoy the benefits.”
Two versions of the card are available, for under-16 and 16 to 19-year-olds respectively for a one-off charge of £12. The card is offered free to young people from families entitled to free school meals.
The under-16 card ensures youngsters can claim child fares on all East Sussex bus routes through all companies, while the card for 16 to 19-year-olds offers child fares for off-peak travel during the week, at weekends and on Bank Holidays on Stagecoach buses.
All schools and colleges in East Sussex have been encouraged to register to support 3i-D and to promote the scheme to their students.
The card is accredited by CitizenCard and contains a PASS hologram, encorsed by the Home Office, Police and Trading Standards.
More information and details of how to sign up for a 3i-D card are available online at www.3i-d.co.uk.
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