Corby school pupils name road sweeper - and it's not Sweepy McSweepface

The children had been invited to come up with a name

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 12:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 12:42 pm

A North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) road sweeper has been officially named by children from a Corby primary school.

Waste officers from NNC visited pupils at St Brendan’s School in April to demonstrate how the road sweeper works, answered questions about waste and recycling and invited pupils to submit a name for the sweeper.

Names submitted included ‘Brendan Brush’ and ‘Sir Sweep-a-lot’ - but dino-inspired ‘Sweepasaurus’ was picked by NNC to be the new name for the road sweeper, which will keep the streets of Corby clean.

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The dino inspired Sweepasaurus was picked as the new sweeper's name

Cllr Graham Lawman, the council's executive member for highways, travel and assets, said: “Sweepasaurus is a unique name, which will certainly make everyone smile, and the newly named road sweeper will join Lightning McClean and Clean Elizabeth in keeping the streets of north Northamptonshire clean and tidy for all residents.

”Our officers love getting out and about in the community and inspiring future generations, whilst also teaching them about our waste services and recycling."

Before returning to St Brendan’s School this week the sweeper was decked out with its new name.

Cllr Jason Smithers, leader of North Northamptonshire Council, said: “It is great that we are educating the younger residents of north Northamptonshire about the work that we do and waste and recycling in such a fun way.

"Keeping our streets and area clean and tidy is important to us and its great that the children from St Brendan’s School have shown such an interest in the work we do.”

Jennifer McAuley, a teacher at St Brendan’s School, added: “St Brendan’s would like to say thank you to Louisa, Jordi, Ben and the team at North Northamptonshire Council. The children in EYFS (early years foundation stage) at St Brendan’s have loved learning about keeping out town clean and the visits from the street cleansing team have made the experience invaluable.

“We are so proud that we have named our very own St Brendan’s sweeper, Sweeparaurus.”