Children’s winning recycling messages to be printed on 12 school buses

PUBLISHED: 09:17 16 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:17 16 June 2018

Household waste being recycled. Picture: SIMON FINLAY.

Household waste being recycled. Picture: SIMON FINLAY.

Twelve school buses in Norfolk will soon be carrying colourful recycling messages designed by local children.

The competition saw more than 300 entries from 13 schools, with the aim of inspiring people to recycle more and reduce waste.

Six of the designs have now been transferred onto the buses, which will, over the next two weeks, visit the five winning schools. The remaining six will be printed over summer.

Jenny Cross, Norfolk County Council waste reduction officer, said judging the competition was “quite moving”.

“Designs overwhelmingly reflected children’s concerns about the environment and their wish to encourage us all to recycle more,” she said. “I think the winning designs really do reflect this, they were also chosen as they had a clear, easy to understand message and were bright and eye catching.”

Dave Stuart, operations director for Norse Commercial Services, said the designs were a “great credit” to young people.

The winning schools are Mile Cross Primary, Hillside Avenue Primary, Caister Junior, Fakenham Junior and Litcham Schools.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press