Costa Coffee Reading Week Design a Litterpicker Competition a Huge Success

Back in September we worked in partnership with 550 Costa stores each  hosting a Costa Reading Week between 11th & 17th September 2017 and for all pupils, parents and staff who have been selected will be sent a school’s  delivery pack.

Through the 550 Costa stores involved, more than 33,000 children across the UK will benefit from the project!

Helping Hand Environmental created a Design Your Own Litter Picker competition entry form where pupils could not only design their own equipment, but also see the winning design come to life when Helping Hand manufacture the design and present it to the winners!

We received so many entries from across the Unite Kingdom from pupils of all ages we had a very difficult task of selecting just one winner. Instead we decided to have x3 national runners up these included:

  1. Amelia Munroe, from Niton Primary School, Cowes, Isle of Wight
  2. Callie McMinn, from Laurieknowle Primary, Dumfries, Scotland
  3. Grace Evans, from St Josephs RC High School, Newport, Wales


Throughout December we have been presenting our three national runners up – and just before Christmas we had the privilege of presenting the overall winner St Edwards Primary School, Plymouth to Chloe Barratt who developed a Fox Theme Litterpicker in support of the Costa Reading Week resources – Barney & Echo.

Helping Hand’s Dan Miller was supported during the winners presentation by Callum from Costa Plymouth and Neil from Keep Britain Tidy Beachcare programme. Chloe was also joined at the surprise celebration assembly by her parents.