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Amy helps to raise Noise Awareness

Published on Thursday, 9th June 2016

After receiving a vast array of fabulous pictures and posters to highlight Noise Awareness Week - the winning entry came from Amy, a year 4 pupil at Keresley Newland Primary Academy. 

Noise Awareness Week Winner

Left to right: Graham Thomas from the Council's Environmental Protection Team presents the prizes to Amy and Acting Head of School, Miss Julia Cox.

Insert: Amy's excellent poster. 

The Council’s Environmental Protection Team approached the recent Noise Action Week a little differently this year. Instead of the usual displays around the town centre the team decided to be a little more creative and invited all the primary school age children in the Borough to produce a poster to promote noise awareness in the community.  The team believed it would be a great way to educate children about the impact of noise on the community and to explore positive solutions to these noise problems within their environment. They also thought this would be a way of promoting good citizenship.

Amy’s prize was an e-reader and the school received a £50 National Book Voucher.  

“It’s great to see so many children engaging in the competition and producing creative and innovative pictures and posters.  It’s also an exciting opportunity for the Council to play a part in educating youngsters about good citizenship and promoting the impact that noise can have on people and the detrimental effects it can have on people’s health”.

Cllr Barry Longden, portfolio holder for Health and Environment