Woolpit Primary School pupil’s litter awareness poster on truck

Harry Sobkwiak (left) with David Burn

Harry Sobkwiak (left) with David Burn - Credit: Archant

The winner of a litter awareness competition in a Suffolk district has seen his design splashed across the side of a street cleansing truck.

Harry Sobkwiak, a pupil at Woolpit Primary School, won the competition organised by Mid Suffolk District Council.

Harry was also presented with a monkey litter bin for his school as part of his prize.

The nine-year-old got the chance to see his winning creation emblazoned on the side of the A12/A14 street cleansing truck as it visited his school.

The poster will stay there until next year’s winner is announced.


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As part of the competition, officers from the district council gave litter awareness presentations to pupils, asking them to think about the impact littering has on the environment and the knock-on effects for both people and animals.

It is hoped that by engaging with children of this age group they will not become litter-droppers of the future.

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David Burn, Mid Suffolk’s portfolio holder for environment, judged the competition and chose the eventual winner.

Two other pupils were given a certificate for their highly- commended work.

Mr Burn said: “The standard of all the entries this year was so high that it really was difficult to pick an outright winner.

“However, Harry’s entry, and the message it contained, did stand out.

“It was straight-to-the-point and his picture really captured the idea simply so that anyone looking at it would know that dropping litter is wrong. Well done Harry.”

Mr Burn also said that schools in the district that may not have been involved in this year’s competition, but wish to be included next year, should get in touch with the district council.

Jane Storey, ward member for Woolpit, added: “It was a wonderful presentation and the children had worked so hard.”

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