Pupils from Carleton Park J&I School and the King’s High School in Pontefract elected to take part in a poster competition to say what they think about littering around the town, which saw prizes being awarded to a winner and runners up from each school.

Carleton Park Junior & Infant School (Madeline, Grace, Maisie)


The King’s High School (Caithlyn Blakeway/Isobel Woodhouse, Annabel Holmes, Emily Edwards)

Paul Cartwright, civic society chair said “It was great to receive over 50 quality entries which showed images of litter and a slogan of the pupils’ choice, and we plan to use some of these posters after the display in Pontefract Library”.

The competition was part of a series of events in various locations to mark Civic Day, a national campaign which this year celebrated the 50th anniversary of the creation of conservation area in England. Other locations of events included Pontefract Castle, Friarwood Valley Gardens, the town centre, including Pontefract Library, which continues to hold three displays from Pontefract Civic Society.