ARTISTIC students have created a striking new design for Warrington and Vale Royal College's bus, ready for the new academic year.

The design was bought to life by graphic design extended diploma students, Téa Hewitt and Imogen Sandbach, with the help of their fellow classmates.

It features illustrations of Warrington and Northwich landmarks and is set to transport students from Winsford and Northwich to the college's Warrington campus.

Imogen, who has since progressed to Loughborough University to study graphic communications with illustration, said: "It’s fantastic to see our design come to life.

"Knowing that hundreds of people will see our artwork every day as they’re driving through Cheshire is surreal."

Téa, who is now studying graphic design at the University of Huddersfield, added: "It was such a brilliant experience that will certainly help us to stand out to prospective employers.

"We were given live briefs throughout our graphic design course at college which gave us a head start and prepared us for university.

"Our tutors were lovely and so supportive. We can’t thank them enough!"

Warrington’s Own Buses, partners of Warrington and Vale Royal College, co-ordinated the bus wrap as part of their ongoing contract, providing transport for the college’s 16 to 18-year-old students on bus routes via Irlam, Leigh, Northwich and Winsford.

Gareth Mead, head of commercial at Warrington’s Own Buses, said: "We’ve wrapped buses at our Warrington depot and are pleased to add this one to our fleet.

"It was a brilliant and unique opportunity for the college’s graphic design students, and we’re proud to highlight some of the wonderful landmarks we have in Cheshire."

To see more of Téa and Imogen’s artwork, take a look at their business Instagram accounts, @teahewitt and @it.sdesign.