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Schoolchildrens’ artwork to send a positive message about recycling in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 12:17 18 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:29 18 May 2017

Local school children have taken part in an art competition to design signs to promote recycling.

Local school children have taken part in an art competition to design signs to promote recycling.

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Budding young artists’ work is set to go on display at a waste centre to try and encourage more people to recycle.

Local school children have taken part in an art competition to design signs to promote recycling.
Emma Read and Maria Brown from Benjamin Britten Music Academy. Local school children have taken part in an art competition to design signs to promote recycling. Emma Read and Maria Brown from Benjamin Britten Music Academy.

An art competition was held to come up with new display boards for the Household Waste and Recycling Site on Hadenham Road in Lowestoft.

Schoolchildren across Waveney entered their best designs, with eight winning pieces chosen to brighten up the centre and promote recycling at the same time.

And the winners were given the chance to visit the recycling centre where their work will go on display during a ceremony on Wednesday, when they were also presented with art supplies for their school.

Among the winners was Benjamin Britten Music Academy Year 7 pupil Emma Read.

Local school children have taken part in an art competition to design signs to promote recycling.
 Isis Dos Santos from St Margarets Primary Academy with her winning design. Local school children have taken part in an art competition to design signs to promote recycling. Isis Dos Santos from St Margarets Primary Academy with her winning design.

She said of her design: “I thought that the black bin was bad because you can recycle things instead. I hope people think that they should recycle more rather than throwing things in their black bin.

“It’s really exciting to see the art, I’m really proud.”

St Margaret’s Community Primary School Year 6 pupil Isis Dos Santos also had her design chosen as one of the winners.

She said: “I did research on the computer about why we should recycle to give me some ideas. I don’t like seeing animals getting hurt because we don’t recycle.”

Local school children have taken part in an art competition to design signs to promote recycling. Local school children have taken part in an art competition to design signs to promote recycling.

And her teacher Sophie Gee said it was a great achievement. “I’m very proud,” she said. “She put a lot of effort into her work and used lots of different skills, she’s a great ambassador for the school.”

Winning entries also came from Brampton Primary School, Ringsfield Primary School and The Ashley School Academy Trust.

The scheme was a joint initiative by Suffolk County Council and FCC Environment, who operate the recycling site on the council’s behalf.

Contract manager for FCC Paul Smith said: “I think they are brilliant, they are certainly very colourful. It’s going to be quite eye-catching when they go up on the walls and I think it gives a really good message to people when the younger generation are supporting recycling.”

Local school children have taken part in an art competition to design signs to promote recycling. Local school children have taken part in an art competition to design signs to promote recycling.

Has your school won a competition? Email the details to lowestoft.journal@archant.co.uk

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