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Primary School Burglary Poster Competition

Alert message sent 18/05/2017 13:38:00

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Winners of Thames Valley Police’s poster competition announced
The four winners of a competition for primary schools in Milton Keynes to design a poster warning local residents about the risks of being a victim of a burglary, were announced on Thursday 11 May.
A total of 91 entries were submitted by Year 4 children (aged eight and nine) from Water Hall, Rickley Park, Abbeys and Knowles primary schools to a competition to design a burglary awareness poster.
Each school chose their top five designs, with each design receiving a £10 Waterstones voucher funded by the Local Policing Area Commander’s Fund. The Bletchley Neighbourhood Policing Team then chose one overall winner from each school. 
All winners were invited to Bletchley Police Station on Thursday (11/5) to be presented their winner’s certificate by The High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Peter Kara, and a special prize donated by local businesses presented by Deputy Mayor Cllr David Hopkins.
The winners for each school were:
  • Rickley Park Primary School – Josh aged 9
  • Knowles Primary School – Cathy aged 9
  • Abbeys Primary School – Divya aged 9
  • Water Hall Primary School – Shanaide aged 9
Donated prizes included a family ticket for any MK Dons match, two family passes to 360 Play (children’s entertainment centre) and a family pass to any session at Bounce Indoor Trampoline Park.
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council now display the winners and runners-up posters at its offices based in Queensway, Bletchley.
Inspector Michael Morland said: “The effort spent on designing these posters is fantastic, as is the quality. All participants have worked really hard, which made picking our four winners very tough.
“Congratulations to our winners – their posters will help promote simple steps on how to reduce the chances of being a victim of burglary.”
PCSO Mandy Beare said: “I’ve really enjoyed organising this competition and the schools have been very supportive. We did our best to make the presentation fun for the winners. They had a look around the police station and vehicles. We even gave them a special memento of the day – their fingerprints! I’d like to say a big thanks to MK Dons, Bounce and 360 for their generous prizes.”
Councillor David Hopkins, Deputy Mayor of Milton Keynes, said: “‘Well done to all the winners.
“Each school that entered has shown an outstanding commitment to educating their pupils and staff about this odious crime. Each and every pupil should be immensely proud of themselves for taking part.”
Advice to help prevent becoming a victim of burglary is available on the Thames Valley Police website.
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Alastair Jarratt (Police, Neighbourhood Police Constable, Bletchley, Milton Keynes)

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