A poster design competition was held recently in some of Gwynedd’ schools to encourage people to put their rubbish in the bin and keep the beaches in the Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau area clean.
The competition was part of the ‘Turning Tide’ project which was set up with funding from Tidy Towns to tackle litter problems, one of the main issues facing the Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau area.
Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau extends from Nefyn on the north coast of the Llŷn Peninsula down to about a mile north of Aberystwyth. This site has been designated as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) because of the fantastic wildlife and habitats we have. These include secret underwater caves, vast estuaries, bottlenose dolphins and otters.
As well as the competition, the project also focused on organising and running a number of beach cleans with a wildlife event held at the end of each clean. The project was very successful with a large number of people coming along to clear our coastline of litter.
The winners of the poster design competition were Elin Ellis Owen and Cian Rhys Roberts-Jones, both pupils in year three at Ysgol Nefyn.
Alison Hargrave, SAC Officer Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau, said:
“A massive congratulations to Elin and Cian for winning the poster making competition and for doing such great work to encourage people to puth their rubbish in the bin and protect their local environment.”
“The posters submitted was of such a high standard that we used the work of the runners up to create a series of stickers. The runners up came from Ysgol Tudweiliog, Ysgol Cwm y Glo and Ysgol Nefyn. Both the posters and stickers encourage people to throw litter in the bin and to keep our beaches clean.
“I wish to thank all the groups, individuals, schools and pupils that took part in this project.”
For more information about this project and Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau SAC, or for more copies of the posters and stickers, please visit our website www.penllynarsarnau.co.uk or contact the Alison Hargrave, SAC Officer, via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org