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.

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