Cllr Andrew Sangar presents prize for naming Sheffield Is My Planet campaign mascot to Broomhill Infants pupil

16/09/2010

Cllr Andrew Sangar presented seven year-old Tom Studaker with his prize for winning a citywide competition to name the Sheffield Is My Planet campaign mascot at Broomhill Infants School today – a Sheffield Is My Planet goody bag containing a Trever Bayliss wind-up radio and solar-powered torch. The Sheffield Is My Planet campaign character was also on hand to meet pupils during a special assembly and hear his new name: ‘Gooshi’
 
Cllr Andrew Sangar said: ” well done to Tom for choosing such an imaginative name for the Sheffield Is My Planet campaign mascot. It’s brilliant news for the future of our city that so many young people are getting involved with this campaign.”
 
Broomhill Infant School also won a grant of £250 from Eco Schools to help it adapt to climate change and headteacher Moira Alfaham said: “we are going to spend the money on a new bird box nest camera, so the children can learn more about the local wildlife”
 
Sheffield Is My Planet is a local campaign to reduce Sheffield’s carbon footprint and the competition was run in partnership with Sheffield EcoSchools initiative. Over 150 entries were submitted for 26 Schools and Cllr Sangar chose the winning name. 

For more information visit www.sheffieldismyplanet.co.uk