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Wirral Pupils 'clean up' in national eco competition

Postby Wirral Council News » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:52 am

Wirral pupils have won first and second prize in Keep Britain Tidy’s national litter-themed poetry competition.



Amazingly, both children attend the same school – Green flag awarded St John’s Junior School in Bebington – and will now have their poems published in a ‘Litter Book of Poems.’



The competition was part of Keep Britain Tidy’s annual #GBSpringClean campaign and invited primary school age children to write short poems about litter.



Ava is in year 3 and was very excited to be named the winner: ‘It meant a lot to win.  I was really happy that I won and excited to be part of an Eco Competition. After I won I felt positive and joyful.’



Conor, year 4, felt proud that his work promotes a strong environmental message: ‘It felt good because I have never won anything like this before.  My poem shows people that the world can be a lot better by putting things in the bin.’



Mrs Mullins, Head Teacher at St John’s Junior School said: ‘A huge well done to our Year 3 & 4 pupils who entered this National Eco Poetry Competition.  It is golden moments like these when you see children showing creativity in poetry, rising to the challenge with confidence, passion and huge enthusiasm that make being a teacher and head teacher the best job in the world.’



Both Ava and Conor attended a Great British Spring Clean celebration event at the Houses of Parliament to celebrate their success, where Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury read out Ava's winning poem to everyone.



Ava’s poem:



"There is litter in the air, there is litter over there. 



There is litter on the tree, there is litter by the sea.



There is litter on the sand, there is litter in my hand.



There is litter by the house, there is litter by the mouse!



It’s smelly and it’s grimy too! I wouldn’t throw it, was it you?



There is litter by the school, there is litter by the pool.



There is litter in the car, there is litter by the bar. 



It’s smelly and it’s grimy too! I wouldn’t throw it, was it you?



There is litter by the pig, there is litter in my wig!



There is litter by the duck, there is litter in the muck. 



There is litter by the ants, there is litter in my pants!



There is litter in the farm, there is litter in my palm!



It’s smelly and it’s grimy too! I wouldn’t throw it, was it you?



Put your litter in the bin, eventually everyone will win.



I will feel happy when everywhere is clean, now I won’t have to be mean.



I’m sorry for shouting at you, and telling you what to do.



Just remember to split your rubbish up, from food to a plastic cup."



 



Conor’s poem:



I was dumped, kicked and thrown away,



And all alone, that rainy day.



This is a story that’s slightly sad,



But it didn’t have to be that bad.



As the sun set in the sky,



Tired and afraid started to cry.



I thought about what I could have been,



A chair, a trendy table or a bottle in green.



Reduce, reuse, recycle that’s what they say,



But it wasn’t for me that day.



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Published by Wirral Council News on Wed, 06 Jun 2018 http://www.wirral.gov.uk

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