Youngsters setting a good example

Winners, Lottie and Kai with their posters and prizes, with Chairman Cllr Patrick Mc Neill and Vice

Winners, Lottie and Kai with their posters and prizes, with Chairman Cllr Patrick Mc Neill and Vice Chairman Cllr Nick Pennycott, who made the presentations. - Credit: Archant

A PROJECT initiated by young children in Clevedon will see posters put up to encourage people to take better care of the town.

Earlier this year, pupils at Yeo Moor Primary School wrote letters to members of Clevedon Town Council to say how disappointed they were about the amount of graffiti, litter and dog mess they could see near to the Kennaway Road site.

As a result, councillors paid them a visit to talk to them about their concerns and a poster competition was launched.

The year two pupils were asked to come up with their own design to discourage people from leaving rubbish and other nasties near their school.

Now, two winners have been chosen, Lottie and Kai, and 200 of their posters have been printed to put up around the town.


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The town councillors involved, Jane Geldart, Linda Little, Nick Pennycott and Graham Hill, now hope to repeat the project with other primary schools in Clevedon in the hope more young people can set an example to other residents.

As part of its involvement with primary schools in Clevedon, the council also plans to hold a children’s council meeting at its Old Street base to give Yeo Moor youngsters the chance to discuss the issues they think are important and also to learn more about the council’s role.

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