Romford pupil wins green competition

A CREATIVE pupil from a Romford primary school has blown away opposition to win a poster competition on the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School pupil Katy Hatch from used an image of a monster to show how deadly CO - an odourless, colourless gas - kills around 40 people each year and injures many more.

Twelve-year-old Katy, from Rise Park, said: “I talked about it with my mum, as we have a CO alarm in our house. When I thought about it, I thought of a huge monster wrapping us up?”

The national competition is run by charity CO-Gas Safety, which works to prevent deaths and injury caused by the gas.

Katy’s design was named overall winner for the south of England, 12 year-old Charlotte Mason from Sheffield was crowned overall winner for the north.


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The two winning designs were unveiled at a special reception held at the House of Lords in London.

Andrew Rosindell, MP for Romford, said: “Katy’s design was very striking and really got the message across.”

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