New Middleton school ‘tidy’ poster on display

The winning entry from a school ‘design a sign’ competition to encourage residents to keep their local area tidy went on display this week.

As reported on South Leeds Life in July, children from Westwood Primary School in Middleton designed the winning sign which will be rolled out around the Westwood’s estate. The sign features a large insects putting litter in a bin with the tag line, “Don’t be a litter bug”

Based on the Keep Britain Tidy scheme, a ground breaking anti-litter project called ‘Love where you live’ is set to be rolled out across all schools in Middleton and Belle Isle over the next three years.

As part of the scheme, officers from the council’s Environmental Action Team visit local schools and encourages children to play their part in the anti-litter message.

Councillor Kim Groves (Middleton Park) said

“Well done to the children from Westwood Primary for their fantastic winning sign. There were some really great entries but the winning entry really captures the message of what the ‘Love where you live’ scheme is all about. I can’t wait to see it on display in the Westwood’s in the coming weeks.

“It is fantastic to see a scheme which encourages youngsters to take a pride in their local area by keeping it tidy. Dave Fisher and the Environmental Action Team have done some really fantastic work going in the local schools and the children they have worked with can act as an example for everyone else to follow.”