SCHOOL students have created posters to encourage people to reduce litter, which have been put on 200 bins in the City of Wanneroo.
Two Rocks Primary School student Beau (7) wrote to the City of Wanneroo last year asking if his class could design stickers to put on foreshore bins in Yanchep and Two Rocks.
“Last year Beau wrote a letter to the City asking for permission for his class to design some stickers to be put on bins along the Yanchep and Two Rocks foreshore to remind people to ‘Take 3 for the Sea’ – meaning pick up three pieces of litter every day to stop them from entering our oceans,” Mayor Tracey Roberts said.
“Always keen to engage with young people who want to do their bit for the environment, the City’s waste education officer worked with the school to design and create some persuasive posters.
“Following the success of what the Year 2 class were able to create, the bin sticker competition was extended to all schools across the City.”
Hundreds of students from 14 schools entered the competition to design a bin sticker that would encourage the community to reduce litter.
James (10) from Rawlinson Primary School in Marangaroo, Lena (11) from Tapping Primary School and Neiva (8) from Mindarie Primary School had the winning designs, chosen by the City’s waste truck drivers.
“This is such a creative way to encourage the community to reduce litter, and we hope everyone follows the lead of these remarkable young citizens,” Mrs Roberts said.