On Friday Damian Green MP presented the shortlisted pupils from Willesborough Primary School, including the overall winner, with their prizes for the Litter Angels anti-litter poster competition.
Litter Angels is a charity set up in 2008 by Gordon Henderson, MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, to create, through education, awareness about the anti-social nature of litter and its effect on our local environment.
Over the next few weeks Damian will visit the other school winners from Mersham, John Wesley and Beaver Green. The children each receive a Litter Angels certificate and the school winners a goodie bag containing a personalised mug and a copy of the Litter Angels storybook.
The overall winning poster was designed by Fiona Fernando Nexon, who attends Willesborough Primary School. Fiona received a cheque for £50 and her school received a cheque for £100. The winning poster will now be printed on a metal sign to be displayed in the car parks of the McDonald’s restaurants in Ashford.
Mr Green said,
‘This was the second year I encouraged my local primary schools to take part in Litter Angels. I am thrilled that once again this competition has engaged children in Ashford and got them thinking about what their local environment means to them, and in particular what message we should give those who drop litter.
“I would like to thank all those involved with the competition, particularly, McDonalds for their sponsorship.”