Schoolchildren 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, representing 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 4-13), were selected by the Raymond Brown board of directors and the most successful designs were transferred onto 12 brand new Scania P370 Tipper Lorries with Charlton Superlight bodies.
These 12 new lorries are the latest addition to the Raymond Brown fleet and highest specification of their kind, featuring automatic tailgates, onboard weighing systems and four-way recording cameras.
The winning designs were unveiled when the school’s very own lorry arrived in each playground with a Raymond Brown director who announced the winners and presented each of them with a £10 book voucher. The children got the opportunity to see their designs displayed on the school lorry and even sit inside and ask the driver questions.
Stuart Harris, Group Director 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 have 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. We now have over a third of our fleet (around 17 lorries) which have been designed by children.”