A group of youngsters are encouraging Bexley commuters to make new friends on public transport.

Elena Peach, aged 16, from Elwill Way in Beckenham is one of 15 young people encouraging people to 'ask me how I am.'

As part of their National Citizen Service (NCS), a course aimed at teaching teenagers aged 15 - 17 valuable life skills, the group have organised the 'Ask Me How I Am' campaign which will see commuters given a free wrist band if they wish to take part in a day of socialising on board buses, trains and tubes on September 20.

The group will also host a stall in Broadway Shopping Centre, Bexleyheath giving people the opportunity to mark where they made a new friend on a map.

Miss Peach said: "We're trying to break the stigma of talking to people on public transport.

"Sometimes I'll overhear a conversation that I'm really passionate about and would like to join in."

Members of the group, named Team Ward, have reaped the benefits of talking to people on public transport.

Miss Peach added: "I met a man on a bus the other day and we had lots in common.

"It really made my day and now with social media it's really easy to keep in touch with people you meet."

For more information on the campaign search 'Ask Me How I Am' on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.