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Local schools chance to design “Waste warrior”

Children in Reading are being asked to use their artistic talents to create a recycling mascot for the council. Pupils at primary schools across the borough have been invited to enter a competition to design a character who will be used by the council to inspire their mums and dads to recycle more.

Teachers are also being offered the chance to host free special assemblies, classes or group sessions with members of the council’s waste and recycling team.

Youngsters are being challenged to design a mascot, maybe a Waste Warrior or eco-friendly animal, with a catchy to used in future council publicity about recycling. The team can give talks at assemblies, hold interactive classroom sessions or run smaller group talks with pupils.

Councillor Liz Terry, Reading Borough Council’s lead member for neighbourhoods, said: “We are calling on primary pupils across the borough to create fabulous mascots to help us boost recycling in Reading. I would encourage schools to take up the offer of free visits from our recycling officers to help inspire children to learn about recycling and to come up with a character for the competition. The younger we get the recycling message across, the better our chances of cutting down the amount of waste buried in landfill in the future.”

Any schools interested in booking a session or after more information can email:

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