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Shining stars Scott and Elliott visit nursery

Rovers duo head back to school

22 December 2017

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Elliott Bennett and Scott Wharton were entrusted with an important task at Shining Stars Nursery in Blackburn as they selected the design that will front a leaflet campaign urging local residents to keep their area tidy.

The popular nursery on Randall Street in Blackburn, created the contest for local children to create anti-litter themed posters, which have formed part of an impressive display in the childcare centre's reception area.

Their purpose is the result of one parent's desire to see cleaner streets in the Whalley Range area, hence the nursery's eagerness to create the campaign and promote cleaner living to those in the locality.

The Rovers pair were impressed with the quality of artwork they were asked to choose between, before eventually opting for a design that was commended for its direct message and bold use of colour.

"This poster offers a very clear message," expained defender Wharton.

"It's a good message that the young kids are putting across and it has been nice to see all the good work that they've put into this worthwhile campaign."

The chosen design will now be turned into an A5 leaflet that will be distributed to those living and working close to the nursery in a bid to improve the look and feel of the area.

It follows on from the fine example that they set recently by creating a working group to tidy the area themselves, with the backing of the local council who provided a number of the tools needed to help them clean the locality.

As a reward for their hard work in helping to improve the town, Blackburn Rovers have pledged to offer 50 free tickets for parents and their children from the nursery to come and enjoy the forthcoming home game against Scunthorpe United on Saturday 30th December.

More information on Shining Stars Nursery - which is part of a quartet of popular childcare facilities across Lancashire - can be found at

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