Nothing's wasted in youngsters' creativity

On a recent Saturday Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, presented prizes at the Spittal Litter Competition.

Friday, 5th August 2016, 08:00 am

The competition was organised by Raine Bryant and the Spittal Improvement Trust, and was open to children on both sides of the border.

It aims to encourage children to pick up litter, and to think more creatively about how they can recycle everyday objects.

Last year, more than 600 children took part, ranging in age from 18 months to 18 years.

Categories for judging included songs or raps about litter, making something out of a piece of litter, and imaginative ideas to stop people littering.

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Mrs Trevelyan gave a short speech at the prize-giving.

She said: “It is so important that we teach children the importance of keeping our environment clear of litter, and that we explain to them the damage that even small amounts of litter can cause to the environment and our precious wildlife.”

Spittal Improvement Trust aims to carry out projects that will halt the decline in local facilities, improve the environment and raise community spirit through events.