Oadby and Wigston youngsters were asked to get creative and think green to help design the side of a brand new refuse collection vehicle and with nearly one hundred entries they certainly did not disappoint.
The competition was launched by Oadby & Wigston Borough Council and was aimed at all primary school aged children. Local children who attend school within the Borough were asked to draw a picture of what recycling means to them, with the winning drawing being turned into a design and to be on the side of one of the new fleet of refuse collection vehicles.
The drawing could be anything to do with recycling - including what items can be recycled, what the benefits of recycling are or what recycling means to them as an individual. The competition is hoped to raise awareness around the importance of recycling and to get children involved in the subject at a young age.
On top of the winning drawing being placed on the vehicle side – the selected lorry will be named after the student. Three runners up will also have named plaques placed on new vehicles.
The overall winner was Jai, who attends Water Leys Primary School in Wigston. Jai will get to see his winning design come to life and be placed on the vehicle side. This will become a permanent fixture collecting reuse and recycling around our Borough streets from September 2018.
Three runners up will also have named plaques placed on new vehicles. The three runners up were:
Yusaira – Brookside Primary School, Oadby
Finley – Fairfield Community Primary School, South Wigston
Freya – Water Leys Primary School, Wigston
A huge thank you must go out to all the schools and pupils who got involved – as we had a high number of drawings put forward.
Further details of when the winning drawing gets turned into a design and subsequently placed on to the lorry side will be published in due course – please watch this space for further updates!