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Clean Air Poster Award Winners

Submitted on 29 June 2020 by Robert Nash

MAYOR AWARDS CLEAN AIR WINNER PRIZES

 

Clean Air For Leamington and author Loll Kirby teamed up to launch a poster competition, encouraging residents to keep walking and cycling. In an on-line ceremony the Mayor of Royal Leamington Spa, Cllr Susan Rasmussen awards the prize to one of the three Leamington Primary School winners.

Pupils at every primary school in Leamington had the chance to enter a poster competition, aimed at encouraging walking and cycling in our streets. There were three equal winners: Anoushka Christodolo, Freya Precious and Maya Rübner Joergensen.

Pictured is Freya  receiving her prize from the Mayor, in an online ceremony.

Cllr Susan Rasmussen, Mayor of Royal Leamington Spa, said “Congratulations to all three girls, you certainly used your creativity in a brilliant cause to produce some outstanding posters.

“We have all been enjoying quieter streets and roads during lockdown. Some people have taken advantage of them to run or cycle as families get out and about together.

“When schools and workplaces reopen there is a risk that our roads will be busier than before if people choose cars over public transport. We need to remind drivers to slow down and take extra care so that we can all use roads safely and improve Leamington’s air quality.”

Author Loll Kirby’s new book ‘Old Enough to Save the Planet’ tells the stories of extraordinary young people who have taken action to address climate change.  Talking to the girls and their proud families Loll said they were as inspiring as the children all around the world she has written about who are also  'Old Enough to Save the Planet’.  The three winners all received their prize of a signed copy of the book.