Youngsters design posters to encourage people to take care of Coatham Green in Redcar

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pupils with their 'Keeping the Green Clean' certificates, from left, Isabelle Stevenson 8, Cameron Lampardlow 8, Bethany Loram 11 and Josie Hayley 6, head teacher Sue Radcliffe and MP Ian Swales at Coatham Primary School in Redcar Pupils with their 'Keeping the Green Clean' certificates, from left, Isabelle Stevenson 8, Cameron Lampardlow 8, Bethany Loram 11 and Josie Hayley 6, head teacher Sue Radcliffe and MP Ian Swales at Coatham Primary School in Redcar

ENVIRONMENTALLY-minded pupils have been using their artistic talents to highlight a campaign to keep Coatham Green clean and tidy.

The Coatham Primary youngsters designed their own posters that will now go on display to remind people to pick up their litter and dog waste.

The winning selections will now be printed and mounted on notice boards at the entrances to the green thanks to the work of the Coatham Heritage Group.

Group member Viv Thomas said: “The green is a haven for fauna and flora and is a beautiful place to visit.

"Hopefully, these posters will remind people to tidy up after themselves and keep the place clean.

“The children’s work will be printed out and put on notice boards as a reminder of what the green has to offer.”

Redcar MP Ian Swales visited the school this morning (Monday, January 20) to meet the pupils.

He said: “I was very pleased to be asked to be involved in this competition.

"I receive a lot of complaints from my constituents about litter and dog fouling and I am regularly in contact with the council on these issues.

"It is great when a community comes together on initiatives like this to encourage school pupils and local residents to act responsibly and take better care of their area.

“The children have obviously worked hard on this and some great posters have been chosen by the judges. I look forward to seeing them in place on the green soon.”

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