£500 green fingers prize

Moorend First School pupil Maisy Brown with her winning design, pictured with headteacher Michelle Bouabida. (d14061103)
Moorend First School pupil Maisy Brown with her winning design, pictured with headteacher Michelle Bouabida. (d14061103)
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A Moorend First School pupil has ensured that the final year of the school building will be surrounded in bright flowers and greenery.

Maisy Brown, nine, won a national competition to design a poster encouraging youngsters to take recycling seriously and has been presented with £500 in gardening vouchers.

The school will merge with St Luke’s from September, but the Moorend building will remain open for another year.

The prize means that the children will enjoy an outdoor green area, thanks to Bury-based recycling firm REPIC eBatt who ran the competition.

Headteacher Michelle Bouabida said: “We take an active interest in recycling and encourage our pupils to do the same by introducing it as a key part of the curriculum.

“Maisy thought very carefully about the implications of throwing batteries in the bin and her insightful design will hopefully help raise awareness of this important issue.”