Pupils’ ‘don’t smoke’ sign goes on gates
Children from primary schools across Ashford have used their artistic talents to spread an important health message.
Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council invited schools to enter a competition to create a sign to encourage people not to smoke around school gates.
The five shortlisted entries from each school were then judged by Cllr Brad Bradford, portfolio holder for health, parking and community safety, Andrew Scott-Clark from KCC Public Health and Amanda Price-Davey, a midwife specialising in smoking during pregnancy at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells hospital.
Representatives from the schools attended the council chamber to receive a prize of book tokens and a certificate.
The winner was a joint effort by Mary-Jane Horne and Casey Cripps of Ashford Oaks.
Ruby Chittenden of Beaver Green Primary came second, with Sophia Medina-Sodey of Willesborough Primary third.
Mary-Jane Hornes’ and Casey Cripps’ winning design will be made into a sign to go on the gates of Willesborough Junior School, Beaver Green Primary and Ashford Oaks, and possibly other primary schools in the future. email@example.com Transport bosses forked out thousands of pounds renewing traffic lights at a busy motorway junction roundabout – less than a year after a three-quarters of a million pound repair scheme.