A pupil from Fairlands Primary School in Stevenage has been given a wormery after winning a competition.

Millie, aged ten, won the Stevenage Borough Council-run competition by designing a poster with pictures of items that can be composted.

She was rewarded with a wormery, donated by Wormcity, and a signed copy of Darwin's Super-Pooping Worm Spectacular, a book by Hertfordshire author Polly Owen.

Polly and the Mayor of Stevenage, Cllr Myla Arceno, were on hand to give Millie her prizes on Monday, July 3.

Two runners up, Lara and David - both from St Nicholas C of E Primary School - were also awarded a signed copy of the book each.

The Comet: Millie's winning poster.Millie's winning poster. (Image: Stevenage Borough Council)

The council had contacted every primary school in Stevenage to invite them to take part, and there were a total of 61 entries to the competition.

Cllr Simon Speller, portfolio holder for environment and climate change, said: “We know that many of our schools in Stevenage are becoming increasingly active in growing their own fruit, vegetables and plants with a number having their own eco or gardening clubs.

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"It was fantastic to see so many amazing entries to our competition that show the children have a real understanding of composting and why it’s important. It was tough choosing a winner!

“I’d like to say a big well done to Millie, who won, and Lara and David who came second and third.

“It’s great that we have so many young people who are interested in composting and taking care of our planet, and we hope that this competition encouraged conversations about composting and climate change in many homes.”