For the second year running Somersham Primary School has won Mid Suffolk District Council’s annual Litter Awareness Poster competition.
Isobel Judge, aged 7, produced the winning design and was presented her first prize certificate by Cllr David Burn, Mid Suffolk District Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, on Wednesday 27 June 2018. The school also received the prize of a ‘Froggy’ litter bin which will complement the ‘Monkey’ bin they received last year. Four other pupils from the school each received a Highly Commended certificate for their designs.
Isobel’s winning design will be displayed on the side of one of the council’s litter collection vehicles, where it will encourage residents to bin their rubbish for the next year.
Pupils were asked to think about the impact that littering has on the environment and the knock-on effects for both people and animals. It is hoped that by engaging with children of this age group they will not become litter droppers of the future.
Cllr Burn said, “The quality of entries in our annual competition, was very high, and made choosing a winner extremely difficult. The message of Isobel’s design stood out to make it the winning entry this year.
“This competition continues to be part of the much wider push to reduce littering in our district and the enthusiasm and creativity the children always bring to the task makes me confident that we as a community can really hit back against littering throughout Mid Suffolk.”