SCHOOLCHILDREN from across Mid and East Antrim are being encouraged to get involved in a Christmas Recycling Poster Competition.
The Council are inviting all Mid and East Antrim schools to create an A1 Christmas Recycling Poster with the winning poster being displayed at your local Household Recycling Centre (HRC).
Pupils are being asked to colour in a ‘Santa Recycles!’ Christmas template poster, which will be provided to schools.
All you have to do is print out an A4 copy for each of your pupils and they can colour in with crayons, markers, felt-tips pens, colouring pencils or paint.
Teachers will then pick five top posters from the school and drop them off to the local HRC in a poly pocket.
A Council spokesperson said: “We hope that through this competition, pupils, teachers and parents alike will think about waste, the environment and what items can be recycled at Christmas time.
“Council want to reduce the amount of landfilled waste, especially at this time of year, when waste tonnages typically soar.
“Entries will judge and the winning school in each of the three town areas, Ballymena, Larne and Carrickfergus, will have their poster displayed at their local HRC throughout December to include the Christmas Season.
“The remaining posters could be displayed in your own school throughout December to illustrate the pupil’s hard work and effort in acknowledging recycling.
“Entries are to be with us at Waveney Road HRC, Ballymena, Redlands HRC, Larne and Sullatober HRC, Carrickfergus by Friday 27 November 2020.
“If you are interested in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
“If you have any queries, please email at the above address, or alternatively phone 0300 124 5000, Option 0.”