Children at Ysgol Bro Lleu in Penygroes have recently been busy creating colourful community posters as part of an anti-litter campaign.
Members of the School Council and Year 5 pupils were keen to get the message across that litter spoils the look of the village and also pollutes the environment. The posters convey their message clearly, “Keep Penygroes Tidy!” and they will shortly be displayed around the village.
Gwynedd Council’s Highways and Municipal Cabinet Member, Councillor Gareth Wyn Griffith, said: “It’s fantastic to see that local young schoolchildren have again shown their intention to improve the local environment of their communities, but also on a wider level with the message of reducing pollution in the oceans too. Very many thanks to all at Ysgol Bro Lleu for their very worthy efforts.”
Councillor Judith Humphreys who represents Penygroes on Gwynedd Council, noted: “A big thank you goes to Ysgol Bro Lleu, and to Tidy Towns for arranging this important project. Special congratulations go to the children for their excellent work – they’ve considered the subject carefully and through their artwork have expressed their ideas and views excellently.
“It’s obvious that caring for the environment and living in a clean village is important to the children, and the project is part of a wider attempt by local residents to improve the look of our community for everyone’s benefit. More information on litter campaigns will be published on the Facebook page Newyddion Penygroes News and in the local papur bro, Lleu.”
Gareth Edwards, Deputy Headteacher at the school, said: “Today, more than ever, we feel it’s important to raise awareness amongst our young people about the harmful effects of litter. In the news recently, we’ve seen how plastic waste can be so damaging, and so we feel it’s our duty to educate our children to make the right decisions so we can conserve our environment for future generations.
Erin Williams, a pupil in Year 5 at the school, who created one of the posters, said: “I am very proud that my poster was chosen. Reducing litter is very important to me, together with keeping our environment clean. I hope that poeple in the Village look at the poster a decide not to throw litter.”
Anyone found guilty of littering in any public place could face a court summons and a fine of up to £2,500. To report any instances of fly-tipping, contact Gwynedd Council’s street enforcement team on 01766 771000.
For more information about Gwynedd Council's Tidy Towns scheme or if you would like to start a community group, contact the team on 01766 771000 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to request a community pack.
1 - Jonathan Neale, Gwynedd Council Tidy Towns Officer, Councillor Judith Humphreys and Gareth Edwards, Deputy Headteacher with some of the pupils who were part of the campaign.
2&3 – Some of the posters that were created by pupils from Ysgol Bro Lleu