Hillside Primary youngsters learn to bin itBy Caroline Cook
November 28, 2011
Creative youngsters from a Wokingham primary school took part in a poster competition to show that putting your litter in the bin is far from rubbish.
Around 50 pupils at Hillside Primary School in Rushey Way, Lower Earley, designed colourful posters to encourage people to use litter bins.
And Wokingham Borough Council’s waste services team were so impressed they presented cinema tickets as prizes to five lucky winners.
Officers at the council also encouraged children and their families to join the Adopt-a-Street initiative in Earley which encourages people to take responsibility for ensuring their street is kept clean and tidy.
More than 180 people have joined the scheme encouraging responsible behaviour and promoting community spirit.
Kelly Gauld, headteacher at Hillside Primary School, said: “This sounds like a very good initiative and perhaps the children could adopt internal areas around the school and help keep them tidy.”
The date has also been set for the annual Wokingham borough litter pick next year and the environmentally friendly day will take place on Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25, next year.