Maddie Scott, from Cockfield CEVC Primary School, has won the annual Schools Litter Awareness Poster Competition run by Babergh District Council.
The winning design was chosen by Christina Campbell, Babergh District Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, who went along to the school to present 11-year-old Maddie with her award together with a Froggy Bin for the school.
Maddie was also able to see her design on the side of the council’s Litter Collection Vehicle, where it will encourage residents to bin their rubbish for the next year.
Maddie was joined by two other highly commended entrants from the school, Imogen Scott and William Talbot, both 10 years old.
Students are asked to think about the impact that littering has on the environment and the knock-on effects for both people and animals. It is hoped that by engaging with children of this age group they will not become litter droppers of the future.
Christina said: “This annual competition is a real highlight for me, engaging with so many talented pupils who create designs with such enthusiasm.
“It’s always hard to choose a winner, but this year Maddie’s entry really does deserve first place and it was wonderful to be able to present her with her certificate and the new bin for the school.
“Raising awareness of littering, the cost of it and how easy it is to avoid is an important task, and it can never be repeated too often that we all have a duty to stop dropping litter in our district.”