Following the launch of a competition by Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council, students at Sherburn High School designed posters to reflect the aims of the Council. The Council was successful in applying for grant funding from North Yorkshire County Council to create Smoke Free Play Areas in the village and consulted with the three local schools to get involved. A vote of thanks goes to Ann Hannam from Sherburn High School for encouraging her students to take part in the competition to come up with designs for ‘Smoke Free’ signage.
Two students from the High School were chosen as winners and their designs can now be seen on the new signage throughout the play areas in Sherburn in Elmet. The Chairman of the Council, Councillor Paul Doherty met the students along with the Clerk Mrs Nicola Smith to praise them for their efforts, and to present them with a certificate and token from the Council.
Ann Hannam commented ‘I think it is really important for students to get involved in their communities, to take ownership of their play areas and demonstrate that they have a vested interest in matters that affect them. I was delighted when I heard that we had won and it gave me great pleasure and pride to be at the presentation!’