Kids triumph in challenge

Thomas Reed (left), Cameron Webb and Megan Cooke with Cllr Peter Murphy in the Manor Leisure Centres soft play area
Thomas Reed (left), Cameron Webb and Megan Cooke with Cllr Peter Murphy in the Manor Leisure Centres soft play area

Children from Whittlesey and Chatteris won prizes in a colouring competition organised by Fenland District Council to encourage more recycling.

The competition winner seven-year-old Thomas Reed, from Chatteris, can now look forward to a ‘soft play’ birthday party with up to 40 friends at the Manor Leisure Centre in Whittlesey in June.

The two runners-up, Cameron Webb (8) and Megan Cooke (8), from Whittlesey, also won two free family swims at the centre.

Their challenge had been to pick their favourite cartoon character out of a choice of 12, then give it a name, colour it in and fill in a speech bubble explaining why it would like to be recycled.

Councillor Peter Murphy, council cabinet member responsible for the environment, presented the three children with framed pictures of their characters and recycling goodie bags.