Caister pupil’s recycling message wins bus design competition
PUBLISHED: 08:58 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:20 20 June 2018
Archant Norfolk 2018
A bus will be spreading the message that recyclable materials can go round and round after being emblazoned with a Caister pupil’s environmental design.
Emily Roberts, from Caister Junior School, created one of the 12 winning designs chosen from a competition organised by Norfolk County Council.
More than 300 entries were submitted from 13 schools across the county for the competition, which tasked pupils with creating colourful designs that could inspire people to recycle.
Judging took place in March and on Tuesday 10-year-old Emily was presented with her winning design on the back of her school bus.
Her design depicts male and female illustrations of the planet recycling rubbish underneath the words, ‘show you care, do your share’.
Emily said: “I feel really proud and I feel really proud of my school as well - I think it looks good.”
The county council’s waste reduction officer, Jenny Cross, said: “As one of the competition judges I would say that judging the designs was quite moving. Designs overwhelmingly reflected children’s concerns about the environment and their wish to encourage us all to recycle more.
“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.”
On top of the 12 winning designs printed on the school buses, judges also selected 31 highly commended designs, all of which received a certificate and a small prize.
Martin Wilby, chairman of the Environment, Development and Transport Committee, said: “These colourful designs are a real joy to see and I’m very grateful to each and every pupil who submitted a design as the standard was very high.
“I’m sure the winning designs will brighten up many people’s days and hope they help people to consider what they can do, even in a small way, to reduce, reuse and recycle a little more.”
Emily’s design is one of six to already be printed, with the other six school buses due to be printed throughout the summer.
Dave Stuart, operations director for Norse Commercial Services, said: “The messages on the buses look fantastic and are a great credit to our young people who clearly care passionately about our beautiful county.”