At a special prize-giving ceremony with the Mayor
The winners of the MyWandsworth poster competition were presented with book tokens at a special prize-giving ceremony last week with the Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Piers McCausland.
Nearly 250 school children across Wandsworth got stuck into the poster competition - to draw a picture of their favourite part of the borough celebrating what’s great about it and with an emphasis on keeping the borough clean and tidy.
Prizes for the competition, which include £200 for each of the winning schools to spend on activity that helps children take pride in the local area, were kindly donated by Continental Landscapes, the borough's street cleaning contractor.
4-6 age category
Penny Mountford, Honeywell Infant School (first prize winner)
Sidra Bano, Trinity St Mary's Primary School (runner-up)
Ana Hulls, Honeywell Infant School (runner-up)
7-9 age category
Ulu Perna, Swaffield Primary School (first prize winner)
Shasmeen Mahomed, Falconbrook Primary School (runner-up)
Iqra Malik, Falconbrook Primary School (runner-up)
10-11 age category
Sarai Albert, Trinity St Mary's Primary School (first prize winner)
Mercy Mondhlani, Falconbrook Primary School (runner-up)
Noor Zahid, West Hill Primary School (runner-up)
All the winning entries can be viewed online.
Councillors Steffi Sutters, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Open Spaces, who led the judging panel said, “It was great to see so many children take part in the competition. With so many strong entries, we had a really difficult choice to pick the winners. What came through loud and clear is the real pride that all the children have in our borough."
The poster competition is the latest part of the council's ongoing campaign to tackle litter and flytipping.
More than £4.3 million a year is spent on cleaning the borough's streets.
Town centres are cleaned up to five times-a-day.
More than 400km of streets are cleaned every week.
More than 10,800 fines were issued between April 2017 to February 2019 for fly-tipping and littering offences.
March 21, 2019