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Buckingham schoolkids' winning anti-littering posters

Posters by Bourton Meadow Academy pupils go on display in Buckingham to discourage littering and encourage recycling

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 3:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 3:26 pm

Buckingham Town Council has announced the winners of its ‘Stop Littering’ poster competition.

Year 4 pupils from Bourton Meadow Academy were asked to design posters to discourage people from littering and encourage recycling at home.

A total of 85 entries were received and, with difficulty, the town clerk, Paul Hodson has chosen the eight winners.

All of the winners received a Green Buckingham branded water bottle kindly funded by Buckinghamshire Council’s Recycle for Buckinghamshire, and their posters are being displayed on noticeboards around the town centre and parks.

A town council spokesman said: “We received so many amazing entries that were both eyecatching and informative.

"Our town centre and parks noticeboards are going to look a lot brighter with the winning entries in place.

"We were very impressed with the children’s knowledge of environmental issues and passion to help keep Buckingham clean and tidy.

"In fact, the children’s hard work has inspired us to launch a new community initiative called the #QuickLitterPick for Bourton Park, where visitors can access litter picking equipment - with a secret code for the padlock - and conduct their own two-minute litter pick.

"We’re going to roll out this new and exciting project over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled and prepare to become Buckingham’s #LitterHeros”

A huge thank you to all the teaching staff for their support. The work carried out with schools is very important in supporting our younger community to become engaged with global and local environmental issues.

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