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Schoolchildren create new truck designs

Schoolchildren create truck designs for Raymond Brown

Pupils from 12 local schools across the South design their own Raymond Brown lorry

PUPILS from 12 local schools across the South were invited to use their imagination and creative flair to come up with designs for a Raymond Brown lorry to represent their school.

Based around the theme of ‘Be Smart, Be Green, Recycle’, the children were asked to create posters which would be as eye-catching as possible.

 

The winners (ranging in age from 4 to 13) were selected by Raymond Brown’s board of directors and the most successful designs were transferred on to a dozen brand-new Scania P370 tipper lorries equipped with Charlton Superlight bodies.

These 12 new lorries are the latest addition to the Raymond Brown fleet and feature the highest specification of their kind, featuring automatic tailgates, onboard weighing systems and four-way recording cameras.

The winning designs were unveiled when each school’s very own lorry arrived in the playground along with a Raymond Brown director who announced the winner and presented them with a £10 book voucher.

As well as seeing their designs displayed on the school lorry, the children were given the opportunity to sit in the cab and ask the driver questions.

Group director Stuart Harris said: ‘Over the last year we have continued to expand our commitment to the community and develop programmes to educate and inspire the future of our industry as part of our Community Matters initiative.

‘We received a fantastic range of creative posters; the children really illustrated the importance of recycling and the messages that we are trying to communicate regarding recycling. Over a third of the lorries in our fleet (around 17 vehicles) have now been designed by children.’

 

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