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30/06/2014 - Schools recycling competition winner

A picture drawn by six-year-old schoolgirl Aamna Hussain is now adorning a recycling collection vehicle, after she won a competition designed to promote the importance of recycling in the Craven district.

Aamna's picture of trees and children was judged to the best of 225 entries received in the competition run by Craven District Council and Yorwaste.

The youngster, who goes to Christ Church School, was presented with her prize, a mini iPad, this week and she also got to see how his drawing looks on the recycling vehicle when it turned up at her school.

The competition was organised to coincide with a contract Yorwaste has with Craven District Council to process and sell recyclable material - cans, paper, glass, plastic bottles card/cereal boxes - collected from kerbsides.

Every primary school in Craven was invited to enter the competition, with the brief of drawing and colouring a picture related to recycling and the environment.

Councillor Carl Lis said: "This was a fantastic competition that has underlined the importance of recycling at home and we thought that Aamna's picture perfectly summed this up."

Yorwaste Managing Director Steve Grieve said: "We were very impressed with the quality of entries and with the effort the children had put in.  It is vital that children of this age understand the need to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. Through a competition like this we are helping to increase awareness of environmental issues among a very important group."

Christ Church School was also presented with a box of recycling-related products, including pencils made out of recycled CD boxes and pencil cases made out of recycled tyres.

Recycling competion winner

Picture caption: Aamna Hussian receives her iPad from Steve Grieve and Councillor Carl Lis, with her drawing on the recycling vehicle in the background

Based on a Press Release from Yorwaste