Across the London Borough of Haringey the sweeper carts used by the Veolia Street Cleansing Team will soon be brightened up by anti-litter posters designed by local children.
In April 2014 the Veolia Haringey Education Team ran an Art and Prose Litter Competition for all Primary Schools in the borough. The competition was very tough to judge due to the high quality of the 100 entries that were received. Students were asked to produce either a piece of prose or art work to educate the public about littering. The competition was split into two age categories: 5-8 years and 9-11 years.
The two winners of the art competition were Spyros Spyridis, age 7, and Rushya Lawrence, age 11, who are both from St Aiden's Primary School. The bright and eye catching anti-litter posters that they designed are now being installed on the front of all of the sweeper carts in the borough. The posters were designed specifically to encourage residents and visitors to the borough not to drop litter. Both of the posters depict a dirty world with litter on the street vs a clean and happy neighborhood scene. As the Street Cleansing Team go about their daily work cleaning the streets in Haringey they will also be educating the public about not littering.
The two winners of the prose competition were Gregory Berrisford Sweet, age 6, and Daisy Murray, age 10, who were also both from St Aiden’s Primary School. The poems have been published on the Veolia Haringey website and will be used in future anti-litter campaigns as well as schools education workshops.
Veolia works across the borough with Primary and Secondary Schools running educations programs, workshops, assemblies and events to educate the young people in the borough about a range of environment-themed topics. Workshops range from waste and recycling processes to reusing materials and how worms are composters.
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