Superheroes learn to be green!
PRIMARY school youngsters in Kettering have been learning about the importance of being a responsible dog owner and not being a litter bug.
St Mary’s CEVA Primary School children teamed up with Kettering Borough Council to learn how they can help build a safer and better environment.
Every pupil in the Fuller Street school was asked to create a community superhero poster, with the best designs to be displayed around the area and in Mill Road Park to promote the ‘clean and tidy’ message.
The project was sponsored by Central England Co-operative on London Road and saw each child receive a mini-Easter egg provided by the store, as well as large chocolate eggs for the best nine designs.
At the presentation ceremony last month, it was announced that the winning students (pictured) were: Abbie, Alexandra, Amelia, Andrew, Henry, Nia, Samiha, Sasha and Yasmin.
Shirley Plenderleith, head of public services at Kettering Borough Council, said: “St Mary’s School has historically reported environmental and crime issues which have directly affected the school and its students, including rubbish, ASB, graffiti, dog fouling and fly tipping. Our wardens patrol regularly in order to combat dog fouling and other environmental crime and it’s been wonderful to see the children’s enthusiasm in their posters, showing support for their local community.”
Cllr Keli Watts, Kettering borough ward councillor for William Knibb, said: “The pupils of St Mary’s are the future of the area and it’s fantastic to see them engaged and excited about their local community at such a young age.”
Diane Wright, head teacher at St Mary’s, said: “We are delighted to be working so closely with Kettering Borough Council, particularly with regards to improving our locality. Dexter was an absolute hit with all the children and staff. We certainly have driven home the message of keeping our neighbourhood clean and tidy. Well done to all the winners. We look forward to building on the strong foundations with KBC as we grow our school community further.”
Nathan Shepherd, London Road Co-operative store manager, added: “The posters created by the students were fantastic, a massive well done to everyone.”