7th Dec, 2016

Pupils scoop first place in anti-littering competition

Aaron Wise 8th Jan, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A VALE school has scooped £500 in prize money after winning an anti-littering competition.

Pupils from Ashton-under-Hill First School recently won first place in the competition – run by Wychavon District Council – after their 60 second ‘Do not litter, Keep nature fitter’ video impressed judges.

The film focused on the impact littering has on wildlife and included interviews with officials from the RSPCA and the Environment Agency, as well as anti-littering messages.

The money was provided by sponsors Severn Waste, which runs the Envirosort plant at Norton where the district’s recycling is dealt with, and FCC Environment, responsible for keeping Wychavon’s streets litter free.

Teaching assistant Juliet Shiels, said: “This is something the children were really keen to be involved with and we’re delighted to have won.

“We’re planning to spend the money on a bird nest camera and have some projects and activities planned around bird nesting.”

Visit www.wychavon.gov.uk/antilitter to watch the videos.