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Pupils help council campaigns

Schoolchildren have been using their imaginations to help the council with its latest campaigns.

Pupils from Woodcock Wells Primary School came up with a winning name for Cheshire East Council’s new school meals mascot after taking part in a competition.

They came up with the name CECil (Cheshire East Council incredible meals) for the giant cat character, which will be used to promote school meals and healthy eating.

CECil visited pupils at the school to present them with their prize of £200, to go towards cookery or gardening equipment.

Councillor Hilda Gaddum, cabinet member with responsibility for children and family services, said: “January is the time of year when many people take stock and make resolutions to eat more healthily.

“We are encouraging schoolchildren across Cheshire East to do the same. Apart from being good for their health, there is also strong evidence that a balanced diet can aid concentration levels in the classroom.

“I would like to congratulate the pupils from Woodcock Wells for choosing the winning name.”

Meanwhile, pupils from four schools across the borough have contributed to a calendar that will be used to fight doorstep crime.

The calendar, which advises people how to deal with bogus callers and rogue traders, was put together with the help of pupils from Warmingham Primary School; St Vincent de Paul Primary School, Knutsford; Brereton Primary School; and Egerton Primary School, Knutsford.

The children were asked to design a poster about the subject, and 12 were chosen to feature in the calendar, which will be distributed to the elderly and vulnerable.


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