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William Gladstone Church of England Primary Academy join Newark and Sherwood District Council's PAWS scheme





Pupils have been designing posters to help highlight the dangers of dog fouling as part of a district-wide campaign.

William Gladstone Church of England Primary Academy, Newark, is the latest school to join the PAWS scheme, a Newark and Sherwood District Council initiative to spell out the importance of clearing up dog mess.

Every primary school in Newark and Sherwood has been invited to take part in the scheme, which was launched last year as part of the council’s Cleaner, Safer And Greener campaign, which aims to make communities more pleasant places to live, work and visit.

Newark and Sherwood District Council deputy leader Keith Girling presenting pupil volunteers with certificates to thank them for their participation in the Day of Action. Front row: PAWS poster winners year 5 pupil, Natalia Jurkiewicz and year 1 pupil, Paddy Price (7753058)
Newark and Sherwood District Council deputy leader Keith Girling presenting pupil volunteers with certificates to thank them for their participation in the Day of Action. Front row: PAWS poster winners year 5 pupil, Natalia Jurkiewicz and year 1 pupil, Paddy Price (7753058)

Representatives from the district council’s public protection team visited the school in Hawtonville to launch the PAWS poster competition and deliver an educational presentation on all aspects of dog ownership.

The aim of the school assembly was to raise awareness among children ­— both those with pets and without ­— on the commitment and responsibilities involved in owning a dog and cleaning up after them.

Pupils were also tasked with designing a poster, encouraging dog owners to clean up after their canines.

The winning posters, designed by year one pupil Paddy Price and year five pupil Natalia Jurkiewicz, will be put up around green areas close to the school.

District council deputy leader Keith Girling (pictured with the pupils) said: “It is fantastic to see young children taking pride in their local environment and getting involved in both the day of action and the PAWS scheme.”



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