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Hunstanton children take part in Christmas Poster Recycling Competition

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Schoolchildren were able to put their creative talents to the test while also raising awareness about the environment.

Hunstanton Town Council launched a Christmas Poster Recycling Competition for all children within the town.

For the challenge, children were asked to design a Christmas-themed recycling poster that encourages families within the Hunstanton area to recycle more over the festive season.

Hunstanton Christmas recycling poster competition. Picture: SUBMITTED (43744722)
Hunstanton Christmas recycling poster competition. Picture: SUBMITTED (43744722)

Ideas included drawing a Christmas scene or Santa Claus in his grotto, with the poster illustrating any items that should be recycled at this time of year.

There were three winning entries, who will each receive a £25 book token. They were Harper Ottaway, 4, Crystal Somerton, 13, and Mercedes Ottoway, 10.

Councillor Amanda Knight, chairwoman of the council’s environment panel said: “We had an amazing response from the children and the council would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter the competition. You are all recycling superheroes!”

The competition encouraged children and their parents to think about waste, the environment and what items can be recycled at a time of year when the amount of landfilled waste usually increases.

“Recycling is so important, it turns old things into new things,”said Hunstanton mayor Tony Bishopp.

All of the entries for the competition have been shared on the Hunstanton Town Council notice boards.

The council teamed up with Norfolk Recycles of the Norfolk Waste Partnership (NWP) for the competition.

This is a partnership of Norfolk’s councils working together to improve waste and recycling services for Norfolk’s residents and visitors.

Norfolk Recycles states an average of 30 per cent extra rubbish is produced and discarded over the festive season, including enough wrapping paper to reach the moon.

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