The creative designs of three youngsters are going on display in their area to encourage people not to drop litter.
Haverhill Police reached out to Clements Primary School after the Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) had been set the priority of dealing with anti social behaviour and littering on the Clements estate.
Following a litter pick by residents, schoolchildren were asked to come up with designs for posters to get the ant-littering message across.
PCSO Cheryl Claydon presented the idea to the school, and along with school head Lesley Farrow and Andy Copping of Xcel, who printed the posters, chose eight year old Bradon Nunn’s as the winner last Monday (31).
Andie Mae Lee, also eight, and Belle Deeks, six, were chosen as the runner up, and all three posters were printed to be displayed around the estate.
“PCSO Claydon approached us and asked if we could help with the litter problem,” said Mrs Farrow.
“So we launched the poster competition across the school and had over a hundred entries, and then chose some winning entries from the different age groups and they all got certificates to say what they had done.
“The three winning posters have all been made on A3 now as boards and will go up around where the children live to encourage people not to drop litter.
“Bradon’s class will also be going to visit the police station in early May.
“The children really enjoyed thinking about the environment and we have the idea of respecting the environment and respect in general as a message to get across.
“We’re a community school so where our children can have a positive impact on the wider community it’s important to do that.”
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