INFANT school pupils won a competition to design leaflets that were handed out at Recycle Week roadshows.

Children at Howbridge Infant School, Witham, used their own designs on leaflets to show which items can be recycled in clear sacks and food bins and which items can be recycled at ECC Recycling Centres.

They were handed out at all the Braintree council Recycle Week roadshows and pop up market stalls that took place in the district’s towns in June.

Councillor Wendy Schmitt and Essex Recycling Superhero Chuck Smart visited Howbridge Infant School on Tuesday, June 17, to present prizes.

Designs by Grace Melton, 5, and Mason Smith, 6, were used on leaflets, and special praise went to work by Romy Fisher, Tabitha Blackmore, Arthur Holmes and Leah Butler.

Councillor Wendy Schmitt, cabinet member for place, said: “It’s a great pleasure to see these enthusiastic young pupils get involved in Recycle Week.

“They’ve put together these fabulous designs that we hope will capture people’s imaginations and inspire everyone across our district to learn more about recycling and to recycle as much as possible.”

The designs were also on show all week at a display at Causeway House.

Last year the district saw a 4% increase in participation in clear sack recycling and food bin recycling.