Egbert Taylor and Dundee City Council have announced the names of schoolchildren whose art will now adorn bins located on the streets of Dundee after they won a Dundee-wide school competition.
The creative competition, which called for budding artists to design a recycling-themed piece of art asking the public to correctly dispose of their waste, launched in May to all primary schools located within Dundee’s eight wards.
Six primary school winners aged between 10 and 11 were presented with an art set and a trophy during a winners’ event at Slessor Gardens, which was attended by representatives from Egbert Taylor, the competition’s creator, Councillor Kevin Cordell, and members of the Neighbourhood Services team at Dundee City Council.
Each of the winning designs, one from each ward, have also been professionally printed and fastened to a selection of Dundee’s Euro bins, which have been produced and supplied by Egbert Taylor, for the general public to see until 2019.
The winning pupils included: Alysha Taylor from St Pius X; Amelia Grajewska from St Mary’s; Kadie-Leigh Watt from Ardler Primary School; Lennon MaWhinney from Rowantree Primary School; Peaches Ross from Victoria Park Primary School; and Vanessa Gouede from Craigowl Primary School.
On awarding the winners, Councillor Kevin Cordell comments:
“Engaging those who represent the future of Dundee when it comes to waste and the environment is essential if we are to increase recycling levels. This is has been a fun approach to getting schoolchildren involved and a way in which we inspired creativity amongst the city’s primary schools. I am sure that these designs will make a real impact in the local community and I would like to congratulate the pupils for their efforts.”
Kevin Docherty, Sales Manager at Egbert Taylor, adds:
“Myself and the team at Egbert Taylor have been overwhelmed by the effort and the level of creativity that pupils across Dundee’s primary schools have displayed. We’re delighted to have received so many entries, all of which were exceptional, and it was very difficult to pick a winner. I’d like to thank all those who entered and congratulate the winners for producing such clever and thoughtful designs. With signage this good there really is no excuse for the general public to not put their rubbish in the bin now.”