Schoolchildren from Sefton who designed posters for a Merseyside Police anti-scrambler bike campaign were commended in a presentation ceremony at Bootle Town Hall.

The Year six group – who are pupils at Bedford Primary School in Bootle, Lander Road Primary School in Litherland and Rimrose Hope CE Primary school In Seaforth – were invited to design posters that reflected their feelings on the antisocial and illegal use of scrambler bikes and off road bikes in Sefton.

Over 100 entries were received from schoolchildren and the winning entries were selected by a panel of judges.

The ten winners were presented with an award certificate and a framed copy of their winning poster by Assistant Chief Constable Ngaire Waine, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Murphy, Councillor Paul Cummins from Sefton Council and former Everton player Ian Snodin.

They also won a PGL adventure weekend at Winmerleigh Hall in the forest of Bowland next month.

Bootle neighbourhood inspector Ian Jones said: “We had over 100 posters designed by schoolchildren and the winning posters are a reflection of their artistic talent or thought that went into the wording.

“They all have great messages and what is clear is that the kids do not like scrambler bikes and they want the issue to stop.

“By bringing all the primary schools together in the area – and sending them all off together on their adventure weekend – we hope that we can build bridges in the community and break down barriers.

“We also hope that by engaging children at such a young age and working with partner agencies we can work together and stamp out the problem of illegal scrambler bike use once and for all.”


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