Pupils artwork to be displayed on dustcarts

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Congratulations to Mollie Dunn and Ava Griffith whose artwork will soon be displayed on the side of council dustcarts after winning a competition to design posters on littering and flytipping.

Winner of the infant school category

Mollie Dunn age 6 from Coopersale Hall School

Mollie Dunn - winner of the infants school category

Winner of the junior school category

Ava Griffith age 9 Epping Primary School

Ava Griffith - winner of the junior school category

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Designs about litter and flytipping

The 2 winners were invited to the council offices by Chairman Jeane Lea to receive a cheque of £500 for their schools. They were shown how their artwork would look on the side of the district’s dustcarts.

Over 800 pupils from local primary schools got creative and entered the competition. The only requirement was that the designs dealt with the topic of litter and flytipping.

It’s aim was to understand how children perceive litter and the cleanliness of our streets and public places using the theme‚ ‘Clean For The Queen‘.


Chairman Jeane Lea said: “Congratulations to both our winners. I was delighted to meet the girls and I cannot wait to see their designs on our dustcarts. They clearly have put a lot of care and thought into their entries.”

Think about the environment

Environment Portfolio Holder Councillor Will Breare-Hall said: “The competition entries were inspiring. The winning designs will be seen by thousands of people around the district and will remind residents not to drop litter on our streets.”

“It’s important people are aware of the negative impact that dropping rubbish has on the environment and to the area. I hope the message these young people have captured in their designs encourages people to think about the environment and get into the habit of putting their rubbish in a bin or taking it home with them.”

Want to see more

Have a look at all the entries – we’ve posted them on Flickr for people to enjoy.