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Portree pupils promote the recycling message (15/06/11)
The P6 class from Portree Primary School’s success in The Highland Council’s Recycling Mural competition means they will now see their award winning design go on display at the Recycling Centre in Portree.
The competition run by the Council’s Waste Aware Team proved to be very popular with 55 primary schools submitting a total of 119 entries, with a wide array of styles and ideas.
Chairman of the TEC Services Committee, Councillor John Laing was on the judging panel and was very impressed with the high standard of artwork produced all the pupils who took part. He said: “The creativity and imagination of the young people is incredible and all of the entries had come up with clever, eye-catching ways to promote the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle message. It was obvious that a lot of hard work and thought had gone into all the designs which made my job as one of the judges very difficult. After much deliberation the entry from Portree was chosen to be displayed at the Recycling Centre. The whole class had all worked together to produce a really effective and colourful mural which will look striking as a large banner. It is encouraging to see our young people are so aware of important recycling issues. The mural banners will help to remind us all to make full use of the wide range of waste recycling facilities at our network of Recycling Centres.”
The pupils from the school visited the Recycling Centre on Wednesday 15th June to unveil their winning entry.