Schoolchildren felt-tip pen their litter-picking legacy

11 October 2016 - Latest news

Horden schoolchildren have put pen to paper to remind residents to keep their streets tidy.l-r-leah-may-richardson-competition-winner-summer-hewitson-and-emmy-clifford

Following a litter-pick with East Durham Homes and Horden Colliery Residents’ Association, pupils have taken part in a poster competition to illustrate the importance of putting rubbish in public bins.

With entries from across the school, Year 4’s Summer Hewitson, Leah May Richardson and Emmy Clifford took first, second and third place in the draw respectively.

Summer’s design will now be posted on community bins to encourage people to keep the area tidy.

Carole Tilley, East Durham Homes Customer Involvement Officer, who organised the estate clean-up programme, said: “It’s been great to bring a range of age groups from across the community together, who have made a joint commitment to keeping their streets clean and tidy.

“Partnership working is really important to us and this is a fantastic example of how by coming together it is easier to achieve a common goal.”

Pat Barnett from Horden Colliery Residents Association, which donated prizes to the school for the poster competition and funded the production of the final bin stickers, said: “We’ve really enjoyed working with the children and it’s fantastic to see their work come to life.”

East Durham Homes, as part of believe housing, works with a wide range of groups to help people become involved in their community.

For more information www.eastdurhamhomes.co.uk/get-involved

Photo above: 1. Schoolchildren (l-r) Leah May Richardson, competition winner Summer Hewitson, and Emmy Clifford

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