Westwood Junior School, March, takes part in Skips for Schools competition for the POSH Foundation

ART and recycling came to the fore at a Fenland school when it took part in a competition run by a skip hire firm and Peterborough United Football Club’s community scheme.

Westwood Junior School, March, is one of a number of schools across the county taking part in the Skips for Schools competition, run by Mick George Skips in conjunction with the POSH Foundation, a charity which provides community activities and projects.

Pupils were asked to draw their intrepretation of recycling, sustainability, sport or healthy living in an art competition, with winning drawings to be painted onto skips by graffiti artist Jonnie Barton.

Winners of the art competition are expected to be announced next week.

The school also had a skip on-site for a week with pupils encouraged to fill it with recyclable metals, plastics and cardboard from home.

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Mick George recycled the items on the school’s behalf, with half of the money that’s raised going to the school with the other half being donated to the POSH Foundation.

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