Cavell Primary School pupils create new sign to tackle little problem in Lakenham Way, Norwich

Creative youngsters have been involved in designing a colourful sign that they hope will encourage people to look after an area near their school.

Pupils from Cavell Primary School created posters asking people to keep Lakenham Way clean and tidy last year, and now six of their designs have been incorporated into a special sign that has been put in three different places along the thoroughfare.

The project has been run by the Friends of Lakenham Way, and the children whose designs were chosen are Chloe Ann Henton, 12, Lauryn Bowers, 12, Connor Jonas, 11, Georgina Mason, 10, Keeleigh Husband, nine, and Shanelle Dwyer.

Connor said: 'It is important to look after Lakenham Way because it is a nice place to walk and there is lots of nature there.'

Assistant headteacher David Hopkins said: 'The project was a fabulous opportunity for the children to design something for the local area. They had great fun creating their designs and took a lot of care and effort with them.'

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He said Lakenham Way was the route to school for a lot of the children so it was important for them that the area was kept clean and tidy.

Stephen Little, chairman of the Friends of Lakenham Way, said they were committed to maintaining the area's natural beauty. He was impressed by the designs and the finished sign.

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Four signs designed by Lakenham Primary School students have also been put up.

Anybody wanting to join the Friends of Lakenham Way should call Mr Little on 01603 617888

Is your school involved in a community campaign? Contact reporter Emma Knights on 01603 772428.

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