Evie Giddings from Shotley Primary School has won the annual Schools Litter Awareness Poster Competition run by Babergh District Council.
The winning design was chosen by Cllr Christina Campbell, Babergh District Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, who went along to the school today (Tuesday 11 July 2017) with local District Councillors Derek Davis and Peter Patrick to present ten year old Evie with her award together with a Monkey Bin for the school.
Evie was also able to unveil her design on the side of the council’s Litter Collection Vehicle, where it will encourage residents to bin their rubbish for the next year.
Students are 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 Campbell said, “The quality of entries in this, our second annual competition, was incredible, and made choosing a winner very difficult. However the visual impact of Evie’s design stood out to make it the winning entry and I was delighted to be able to give Evie her award personally.
“This competition is part of a much wider push to reduce littering in our districts 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 Babergh.”
Images of Evie's winning design are available on our Facebook page.