Rotherham pupils put their environmental message on the move

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Rotherham pupils have created impressive artwork which is set to spread an environmental message around the town.

Youngsters at Maltby Crags Primary were given a huge suprise when they found their designs were to feature on a bin lorry and a recycling vehicle.

The children, who are all members of a environmental junior warden scheme in the area, were asked to come up with ideas for Rotherham Streetpride’s ‘Love my Street’ campaign.

The results were so impressive they’ve been turned into banners and fitted to the two Rotherham Borough Council waste collection vehicles - which paid a surprise visit to the school.

Council officer Nicola Hacking said it was the first time that the youngsters had actually seen their artwork.

“The children didn’t know that we’d done this. They thought the art work was going to be used as entries for a local art competition,” she said.

“Instead they will regularly see their artwork on the move as the two vehicles will be used in and around Maltby to collect the waste.”

Teacher Teresa Struggles said: “This project grows from strength to strength each year.”