Glass Guardians recycling superhero competition winner revealed

Glass Guardians recycling superhero competition winner revealed

January 28, 2021
The winner of this year's Glass Guardians has been revealed

For part of the relaunch of the educational recycling campaign Glass Guardians, British Glass launched a competition asking children to design a recycling superhero to help encourage others to recycle their glass bottles and jars.

After receiving a number of entries, we are delighted to announce Charleigh Jakeman of Milking Bank Primary School in Dudley as the winner of the competition.

Judges were impressed by Charleigh’s superhero ‘glass girl’ and the thought that went into creating the superhero, with her costume made from recycled materials and her ability to detect when glass hadn’t been recycled.

As a result of winning the competition Milking Bank Primary will receive £500 worth of Amazon vouchers while Charleigh will win a £50 voucher for her chosen outlet.

Victoria Adams, Communications Manager at British Glass, said:

“Despite the disruption to education over the last year, we’re pleased that so many children were able to take part and use our Glass Guardians resources this year.

“We found it very difficult to choose a winner, but we really liked Charleigh’s design and we hope that after such a testing year both Charleigh and Milking Bank Primary enjoy their prizes.”

Gemma Quickfall, Project Director at We are Futures who helped run the Glass Guardians campaign, said:

“The National Schools Partnership is delighted to be working with British Glass on such an important topic.

“Recycling glass helps to eliminate waste, and our teachers are very enthusiastic about helping pupils understand how they can be recycling heroes.

“The Glass Guardians’ resources have empowered pupils to take action and recycle more glass in a fun and creative way, and with 100% of our surveyed teachers saying they believe their pupils were more aware of recycling glass after participating in the Glass Guardians programme, we hope it will continue long into the future.”

An illustration of the winning entry, which can be seen at the top of the page, has been drawn by Ma Graphic Design Student Georgina Bettison.

Five runners up were also chosen to receive a £10 Waterstones voucher.