Primary Schools across Harrow have had a bright new addition to their playgrounds this month after a poster design competition winning entry was placed in schools around the borough.
The Harrow Council Environmental Services asked school children to get creative and design a poster to be displayed on 30 new school litter bins, using the latest Recycle Week theme of Let’s Get Real About Recycling.
After receiving over 300 entries, the winners were picked by judges including Cllr Anjana Patel, cabinet member for Environment and Community Safety at Harrow Council.
The winning design was created by Parnika from Roxbourne School, who was presented with a special certificate by Cllr Patel.
Cllr Anjana Patel said: “We had so many great entries to our competition, it was hard to choose. Parnika’s poster really captured the theme with its clear message about the need for everyone to join the recycling movement, along with its bright artwork.
“It was great to be able to visit Roxbourne School to present Parnika with her certificate and talk to the children about recycling and putting their rubbish in the right bin.
“I was pleased to hear many already recycle at home and know the importance of helping the environment. Now they will know to do the same when they are in the school playground.
“Thank you to everyone who took part and congratulations to our winners.”
The council confirmed that all runners-up in Harrow will also be receiving certificates.