Torridge District Council has produced a Bag for Life" using the winning design of a local primary school pupil to promote it. Eleven-year-old Ella Morgan of Westcroft Primary School, Bideford, won the competition and will have her design featured on th

Torridge District Council has produced a "Bag for Life" using the winning design of a local primary school pupil to promote it.Eleven-year-old Ella Morgan of Westcroft Primary School, Bideford, won the competition and will have her design featured on the "Bag for Life". Ella's design was selected from the large number of entries received from schools in the Torridge district area for her "Tread Lightly" design, which promotes the need for increased awareness of our environmental responsibilities.The competition was run by Torridge District Council to introduce a "Bag for Life" which can be used as an alternative to plastic bags. The competition was judged by the Chief Executive, John van de Larrschot, the Leader of Torridge District Council, James Morrish and the Lead Member for Waste and Recycling, Councillor Adam Symons, Ella Morgan was awarded £25 and Westcroft Primary School also received a £500 prize to be spent on recycling initiatives and waste minimisation within the school. Adam Symons said: "Ella has created a fantastic design. I was really pleased to meet her, and present the cheque to the school. "We are trying to encourage people to think about the impact they have on the environment as a result of their behaviour. The 'Tread Lightly' design sums up perfectly how we want people to change their habits. Every step we take has an impact on our own natural environment." The "Bags for Life" will be available at Torridge Council offices from September onwards at a cost of 50p a bag. All primary schools within the district will be supplied with bags for the students to purchase and any money generated will be maintained by the schools to be invested in further recycling initiatives.