Posted on June 1st, 2009

Lorna Coney from Little Leigh Primary School the design award

As part of PROjEN’s commitment to sustainability, the award winning Project Management Company, based in Northwich, recently launched a poster design competition for pupils at Little Leigh Primary School and Lorna Coney’s design was selected as the winning entry.

In 2009 PROjEN made a commitment to promote sustainability, as part of their ongoing mission to reducing the environmental impact of its own and its clients business activities.

Sustainability is broadly defined as ensuring that the needs of present generations are met in a way that doesn’t damage the ability for future generations to meet their needs and PROjEN are committed to doing their bit.

One specific area of sustainability can be captured through “the 3 R’s”, Reduce Reuse and Recycle, and this formed the basis of the competition.

PROjEN, keen to involve the local community, asked the children at Little Leigh Primary School to come up with design ideas for posters to encourage staff and contractors to adopt the “3R” principles. These posters will be displayed throughout PROjEN’s offices in Northwich as well as at client sites where PROjEN personnel are based.

Key Stage 2 pupils at Little Leigh Primary School were provided with blank posters and they were given a brief to interpret the 3R’s message of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and come up with artwork that would show everyday ways that this could be implemented in school, at home or in the workplace. All poster ideas were collected and returned to PROjEN where the ideas and designs were judged by a PROjEN appointed panel which included PROjEN’s Marketing Team and Paul Airey, Director of Marketing Agency, Piranha Advertising & Marketing, based in Preston. All the entries were of a very high standard, with each taking a different slant when interpreting the message.

Lorna Coney from Class 5 was named winner due to her design’s clear delivery of the message “Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.”

As part of the prize, Lorna’s ideas were worked up by Piranha into production quality posters with a framed copy recently presented to Lorna at Little Leigh Primary School along with an iPOD shuffle. Present with Lorna when she received her prize were Mrs Broadbent from Little Leigh Primary School and Mark Warrington and Sharon Bebbington from PROjEN.

Mark commented on the competition “We were very pleased with the number of pupils that participated and it was clear that a lot of effort had gone into the entries. We hope the children enjoyed coming up with the ideas and putting them down on paper. The overall quality of work was outstanding and all of us at PROjEN are extremely pleased with the final poster. Lorna’s winning design, says it all!”

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