Milton Keynes Council WW2-themed recycling poster competition winner announced

    The winning entry of Milton Keynes Council’s World War II-themed recycling poster competition is Olney Middle School pupil, Rachel Wilson.

    The aim of the competition was to highlight how important it is to recycle or try to upcycle in the style of a WW2 poster as part of the Council’s ‘Get Sorted MK’ campaign.

    All Milton Keynes primary schools were eligible to enter and the winning pupils’ school also receives £500 to spend as they wish. Rachel’s design was chosen by our judge, Catherine Holden, Learning Manager from Bletchley Park Trust.

    The Council received over 130 entries from five MK schools which were Hanslope Primary School, Orchard Academy, Stanton School, Olney Middle School and Summerfield School.

    Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Martin Petchey said: “It’s great to see such imagination, ideas and talent displayed in all the competition entries”.

    “Recycling is so important not just in MK but to the whole environment.”

    “Education about reusing, recycling and wasting less are good lessons to learn from an early age and will stay with you throughout life”.

    Headteacher at Olney Middle School, Glenn Young said: “It was lovely to hear about Rachel's success in the competition.”

    "Since the win, the school has been working with Rachel to look at how we can improve the playground, and Rachel's creativity has clearly shone again!

    A definite talent for the future."Get Sorted MK is the current recycling campaign for Milton Keynes in conjunction with participating parish, community and town councils.

    The campaign is funded through the government’s Recycle and Reward fund and more information can be found on their website:

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