Budding young designers from St John’s Primary School in Radcliffe have designed anti-litter stickers that will be displayed in their community, as part of a competition.

The young designers with their anti-litter art

The four winners, Mudasser Mohammed (age 6), Harvey Taylor (age 7), Taha Mohammed (age 8) and Samantha Hayes (age 11), will see their artwork displayed on litter bins in the Outwood Estate.

Six Town Housing, who manage social housing stock on behalf of Bury Council, organised the competition for pupils at the school. They received 27 entries in total.

Six Town Housing has made several attempts to reduce litter on the estate over the last few years, providing litter bins around the estate, organising regular skips days, community litterpicks and awareness days in partnership with Outwood Tenants and Residents Association and Outwood Bound Youth Club.

The winning designs were selected by Six Town Housing’s Chief Executive Sharon McCambridge and Neighbourhood Business Manager Maria Worthington.

Sharon McCambridge said, “The designs we received were all so colourful and creative, it was difficult to pick just four winners. We hope the pupils had fun entering the competition, and learning about the wider impact littering has on their local environment.”

Executive Head Teacher Mrs Carol McLachlan said, “I am delighted that some of the children from St John's Primary School have won the competition organised by Six Town Housing.  At school the children are taught and encouraged to look after the local environment and hopefully the messages on their posters will encourage everyone to use the bins provided. The children were thrilled to receive their gift vouchers for the toy shop in the whole school assembly.”

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