school pupil wins regional poster design contest
A Burnham-On-Sea primary school pupil has demonstrated her
artisitic skills by being chosen as a winner in a contest to help
Somerset families recycle food waste into clean green power.
Teacher Faye Duncan sent in the entry from Catherine Taylor,
7, who is in year three at Burnham's St Joseph's RC Primary School.
Catherine was among thousands of children from all over the county
who were invited to design posters promoting recycling through
Somersets new Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility and its
billions of 'burping bacteria'.
As well as the best posters, winning green prizes of eco-educational
activities for each pupils class, winning designs will feature
in a Somerset Waste Partnership publicity campaign next year to
prompt families to recycle more food waste and cut costly and
SWP Managing Director Steve Read said: "Colourful, creative
and committed to recycling, these posters show that the next generation
is taking an inspiring lead to help everyone in Somerset avoid
landfill and generate clean, green power."
"They want each family to put every scrap of unavoidable
food waste into their kerbside container to feed the AD facilitys
The contest was part of a new educational pack encouraging children
to become experts on the science of the £10 million AD facility
built by recycling company Viridor near Bridgwater. It will turn
all of Somersets household food waste into methane and burn
it to generate electricity.
Part of the pack was produced by the duo behind the worldwide
bestselling Horrible Science book series, writer Nick Arnold and
artist Tony De Saulles. Details of the pack, competition, winners
and the AD facility are available at www.somersetwaste.gov.uk.
Pictured: From left, Catherine Taylor, age 7, and fellow pupils
Christopher Nullmeyers, aged 7, and Dorothy Green, aged 8, with