WW2 Poster Competition – Winners Announced

Tuesday 17 July 2018

The winning entry of the Council’s WW2 themed recycling poster competition is Olney Middle School pupil, Rachel Wilson.


The aim of the competition was to highlight how important it is to recycle or try to upcycle in the style of a WW2 poster as part of the Council’s ‘Get Sorted MK’ campaign.


All MK primary schools were eligible to enter and the winning pupils’ school also receives £500 to spend as they wish. Rachel’s design was chosen by our judge, Catherine Holden, Learning Manager from Bletchley Park Trust.

WW2 poster winners
1st and 2nd prize winners

We received over 130 entries from five MK schools which were Hanslope Primary School, Orchard Academy, Stanton School, Olney Middle School and Summerfield School.








Mayor of MK, Cllr Martin Petchey said,

“It’s great to see such imagination, ideas and talent displayed in all the competition entries”.

“Recycling is so important not just in MK but to the whole environment.”

“Education about reusing, recycling and wasting less are good lessons to learn from an early age and will stay with you throughout life”.


Head teacher at Olney Middle School, Glenn Young said “It was lovely to hear about Rachel's success in the competition. Since the win, the school has been working with Rachel to look at how we can improve the playground, and Rachel's creativity has clearly shone again! A definite talent for the future.”



Get Sorted MK is the current recycling campaign for MK in conjunction with participating parish, community and town councils.

The campaign is funded through the government’s Recycle and Reward fund.

More information is on our website www.getsortedmk.co.uk