Youngsters had a great time taking part in Rhys Cycle's Litter Pick
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s very-own environmental mascot Rhys Cycle was busy during Recycle Week, educating people on the benefits of recycling their rubbish and unwanted goods.
He has also helped out with litter picks around the County Borough in a bid to keep Rhondda Cynon Taf a place in which people are all proud to work, live, play and go to school.
Rhys Cycle's Litter Pick Image Gallery
The Council’s Streetcare team are out and about all-year-round doing this, but their profile has been raised greatly during national Recycle Week.
Among the places Rhys Cycle visited during his whistle-stop tour around Rhondda Cynon Taf, was Williamstown Primary School, where he presented prizes at their street sign competition.
The children were asked to come up with some imaginative designs to encourage walkers in the area not to drop litter and to urge dog-walkers to pick up after their pets.
The winning designs were reproduced onto road signs, which are now proudly on display around the Williamstown area. The Council’s Streetcare team said they were among some of the most eye-catching designs they and ever seen.
The presentations were made by Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Sport, and Cllr Eudine Hanagan, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning.
The award-winning designers were Eli Davies, 5, Cole Baker, 7, Rhiannon Leach, 8, and Sam Price 8.
Cllr Ann Crimmings, Cabinet member for Environment, Leisure and Sport, said: “I applaud the efforts of everyone associated with Williamstown Primary School. They are a shining light and inspiration to us all and are totally committed to recycling.
“Staff and pupils take great pride in their environment, as should we all. Together we can make Rhondda Cynon Taf a litter-free, environmentally-friendly County Borough.”
Cllr Eudine Hanagan, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, said: “It is encouraging to see our young people passionate about keeping the environment litter-free and free of dog’s mess. By adopting green attitudes and being conscious about waste at such a young age, these pupils are doing all they can to conserve resources, save energy and protect their environment for future generations.”
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