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Bournemouth Primary School children Recycling competition

A competition was designed by Rob’s Event Catering to educate and involve children in recycling and ‘keeping our beaches clean’.

Rob’s Event Catering run the council catering concessions along Bournemouth seafront.

“Litter is something that concerns us as we provide the public with takeaway food when they visit our beach.  We wanted to do something that helped the future generation of Bournemouth understand what type of rubbish can be recycled and what sort of litter is found on the beach in the hope that they will grow up to be more responsible citizens.”  Rob Shearman – Proprietor Rob’s Event catering

The competition was for children to design and make a ‘sea’ sculpture out of recycled materials which you might find on a beach.  356 primary school children from foundation, key stage 1 and key stage 2 entered the competition, which was judged by Georgina Lamb (Bournemouth Council Recycling Department), Rob Shearman and Helena Demetris (Rob’s Event Catering). 

The sculptures were displayed on Durley Chine beach.

The winners of a £100 PC World voucher to be used for their school were:
Foundation – Kings Park Primary School
Key Stage 1 – St Lukes Primary School
Key Stage 2 – Winton Primary School
Best overall school – Kinson Primary

Fran Blanchard from Kinson Primary School said “The children enjoyed the competition and put so much effort in to their sculptures.  It was a perfectly timed initiative as it met with various teaching topics for this term in Art, Environmental Studies and Personal and Social Health education. We are delighted to have won the best overall school.”

After the competition had been judged some of the sculptures were taken back to the schools for display and the others were put in the recycling bins, which are provided by Bournemouth Council along Bournemouth seafront.

Pictures of the winning sculptures:



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