Children urged to name the gritters!

Just Regional
Nov 21, 2013 2 mins read

Primary school children in Norfolk are being given the chance to name Norfolk’s newest fleet of gritters in time for their battle with winter.

Norfolk County Council has a new fleet of 24 gritters to the county which will work along 57 routes across Norfolk during the winter. Children aged five-11 will need to come up with names for eight of their local gritters which they’ll be able to spot out and about in their area this winter.

David Harrison, cabinet member for environment, transport, development and waste said: “We are really proud of the new arrivals to the fleet and are determined to improve upon our already great service to the people of Norfolk. We are looking forward to seeing what inventive suggestions local school pupils can come up with. It’s a great way for them to get involved and learn about the dangers of winter weather.”

To take part in the competition children must complete a short quiz online where clues and answers can be found on the gritting section of the Norfolk County Council website. Children can then get creative and think of a name for their local gritter truck. It is up to each school whether they enter as a school, a class or each pupil.

Parents and teachers can enter a name on behalf of a pupil or class online at www.norfolk.gov.uk/grittercompetition

The competition is now open and will run until Thursday, December 12. The winners will be chosen by a judging panel and will be announced on Friday, December 13.

What shall we call this one? We think Trevor!

What shall we call this one? We think Trevor!


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