Children at primary schools around the Dover district have been congratulated for their work in designing new signs discouraging people from smoking at their schools’ gates.
Dover District Council secured £1,000 of Kent County Council funding to promote the Smoke Free School Gates scheme. Schools, located in wards identified as having a higher than average number of people who smoke, set their youngsters to work in designing new signs.
Earlier this month the winners from five of the six schools in the latest round of presentations visited the council’s Whitfield offices to meet the Chairman of Dover District Council, Cllr Sue Chandler, who presented them with the finished versions of their signs, for their schools to put up at the school entrances.
Cllr Chandler congratulated the pupils who attended from Sandown School, Deal; Sandwich Junior School; and The Downs CE Primary School, White Cliffs Primary College for the Arts, and Whitfield Aspen School, in Dover. Children from Warden House Primary School in Deal were unable to attend but will receive their signs at a special assembly.
This follows presentations earlier this year where pupils from local schools were congratulated from Guston, Shatterlocks, Priory Fields, St Joseph’s Roman Catholic, and Aylesham primary schools.
Cllr Chandler said: "I’m so impressed with the variety of the signs. It’s immediately clear the children have put a lot of hard work into their designs. They are really eye-catching and get the message across that smoking is bad for you."