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Two BIG recycle winners in West Oxfordshire

Two BIG recycle winners in West Oxfordshire Two pupils from West Oxfordshire primary schools have won 250 of goodies of their choice for their school, with the only condition their chosen items are made from recycled materials.

Both are winners of West Oxfordshire District Council's BIG recycle poster competition.

Elaenor from St. Johns School, Carterton, designed the winning poster in the 5 - 7 years old age group (reception to Year 3). Her design was a clear and detailed reminder of the materials that can go in the black recycling collection boxes.

Ella from Clanfield Primary School designed the wining poster for the 8 - 11 years age group (Year 4 to 6). Her poster encouraged everyone to recycle and compost their food waste in a colourful and informative way.

Earlier this year Clanfield Primary School gained Eco-school status and they are now aiming for a Green Flag. In September pupils and staff turned out the lights and switched off the computers to see if they could survive a day without electricity. All 82 pupils at the school have made the decorations on the school Christmas tree using only recyclable and recycled materials.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for the Environment said, "Encouraging children to think and act green is very important. We are seeing through the work going on in the school, and competitions such as this, that the green message is really being taken on board. Congratulations to the winners and to every child and school that took part."

The winning posters will be distributed to all schools in West Oxfordshire alongside information about the Council's Christmas tree chipping service.

For more information on our recycling service call 01993 861020 or visit www.westoxon.gov.uk

Photo caption : Poster designed by Ella from Clanfield Primary School - Winner of the BIG Recycle poster competition 2006

Posted : 14/12/2006 10:18:53

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