Pupils from Blackmore Primary School were awarded prizes after taking part in a litter-awareness competition.
Brentwood Borough Council’s Streetscene team visited the school, in Nine Ashes Road, Blackmore last month to talk about the importance of not dropping litter and why we should reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
Following the talk, the pupils went on a litter pick around the school to collect rubbish and see what could be recycled into orange bags.
They then took part in an art competition to create a poster highlighting recycling and why littering should be discouraged.
The Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Will Russell, visited the school before the summer holidays and presented a WH Smith’s voucher to the winners Lilly and Mia. The third winner
Savannah was not at the assembly, but received hers when she returned.
He said: “Through the litter awareness talk, the practical experience of the litter pick and thinking about what could be recycled, the pupils realised how much is dropped.
“The pictures they created were imaginative, telling people not to make bins sad if they do not put their litter in them and emphasising that the ground is not a bin. They really showed their enthusiasm about recycling and caring for the environment.”