Parky Pigeons littering competition winners

Published: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Children aged three to seven took part in a colouring-in competition as part of the council's drive to educate some of our youngest residents on the importance of keeping the borough looking at its best and litter-free.

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Competition entrants from Trinity St Marys, Church of England Primary School, winner of the school prize

Young people were asked to help the parky pigeons find all the litter, and show the judges their best colouring-in. To learn all about litter and recycling, we have been encouraging young people to take part in fun and educational activities courtesy of competition supporter, Earth Cubs, set up by a Tooting resident. Parents can access simple to use home learning packs that cover a wide range of environments, activities and hints on making life more sustainable and litter-free. In addition, children at the winning school, Trinity St Marys, will receive £50 towards an activity that helps support planting, greening or growing food, in line with curriculum guidelines.  

Children from Trinity St Marys, Eaton House the Manor, Penwortham, Earlsfield, Granard, Honeywell, Floreat Wandsworth, Albermarle, Tooting and Parkgate House primary schools took part.

The competition was kindly supported by educational platform, Earth Cubs and Enable, which manages Wandsworth’s parks and open spaces on behalf of the council, providing prizes for the winners.

Competition winners

3-year-old age category
Winners:
Casper, age 3, Earlsfield Primary School and Rouxu, age 3.
Prizes: £50 Book vouchers each, courtesy of Enable.

4-5-year-old age category
Winner:
Royah Rian, age 5, Granard Primary School
Runner Up: Josh Hampton, age 5, Penwortham Primary School
Runner Up: Aisyah Susilwanto, age 5, Albermarle Primary School
Prizes: £50 Book vouchers, courtesy of Earth Cubs for the winner. £30 book vouchers for the runners up.

6-7-year-old age category
Winner:
Zaynab Bhatti, age 7, Trinity St Marys Primary School
Runner Up: Olivia Wright, age 6, Parkgate House School
Runner Up: Tara, age 6, Trinity St Marys C of E Primary School
Prizes: 500 native trees will be planted in Madagascar, Mozambique and Nicaragua on behalf of the winner, courtesy of Earth Cubs. 100 trees will be planted for the runners up.

School prize category
Winner: Trinity St Mary’s C of E Primary School
Prize: £50 to go towards plants or an activity of the school’s choice, courtesy of Enable, that helps support planting, greening or growing food, in line with curriculum guidelines.

Councillor Steffi Sutters, Cabinet member for community services and open spaces said,
“The competition was a great way to engage young people in important issues around littering, and how everyone, whatever their age, can help make a difference to the local environment.

“I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to enter. We had lots of great entries, so had a really difficult time picking the winners.

“Finally, I’d like to thank Paul Benton from the Putney Tidy Towpath Group, who helped judge the competition.”

To find out more about the Putney Tidy Towpath group and about the countless hours that volunteers put in to keep the riverside litter-free, visit their website.

Earth Cubs
Free education platform, environmental learning company Earth Cubs, created by a Tooting resident, is a great way for young people to learn about the world and engage them in messages about keeping their local area clean and tidy in a fun way.

Find out more
Parents and teachers can access a whole host of free resources, from the Earth Cubs website, including downloadable activities and an app to inspire young people to learn all about our environment.

For children: an interactive mobile game encourages creativity, numeracy and literacy. They get to meet fascinating characters like Antonio the Anteater in the rainforest or Nigel the Nervous Narwhal in the Arctic.

For parents: simple to use home learning packs cover a wide range of environments, activities and hints on making life more sustainable.

For teachers: Earth Cubs lesson plan resources all fully aligned to EYFS and KS1 curriculum. Their complete lesson plans include guided teaching steps, activities, outdoor learning ideas - all focused on the environment and sustainability.

Visit earthcubs.com for more information.