Three children from Gorsemoor Primary School in Heath Hayes have received a Good Junior Citizen award from Cannock Chase Council.
The award was presented at the school assembly last month to Elle Meeson, Keeley Warren and Travis Greensill for their litter picking in Hednesford Park after school. Dallas Greensill (Travis' older brother) also received an award.
The Good Junior Citizen Award aims to recognise the positive contributions that children aged 11 and younger are making to their local community.
Councillor John Preece, Portfolio Leader for Environment at Cannock Chase Council, said “I was delighted to award these children for picking up litter in Hednesford Park.
Litter is an eyesore to everyone, young or old. It costs taxpayers in England and Wales over £450 million to clear up more than 30 million tonnes of litter. As well as having a big impact on the environment.
These children are a shining example of Good Junior Citizens who have taken pride in where they live and made a positive contribution to the community. They should be very, very proud of themselves.”
We are always looking for individuals or groups of young people (aged 11 years and younger), that are demonstrating a high degree of commitment, dedication and/or initiative to work or projects, both inside and outside school - making improvements to the environment and the community they live in.
Find out more about nominating a person/group for a Good Junior Citizen Award here: https://www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/residents/environmental-health/good-junior-citizen-award
L-R – Front: Keeley Warren, Travis Greensill, Elle Meeson
Back: Cllr John Preece and Miss Aston from Gorsemoor School