Young designers from schools across Greater Manchester celebrated their success last night (Wednesday 3rd April) at a special event hosted by the High Sheriff at the Police Museum.
Children aged up to 16 years old were challenged to design a new poster with the theme “What the police do to keep us safe”.
The winning entries, chosen from schools across Greater Manchester, were Lola Robinson, aged 11 from Moorgate Primary School in Bolton, and Miley Rose Green, age 6 from Tonge Moor Primary School in Bolton.
Chosen by the High Sheriff, Robina Shah, and Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, the winning designs will be made in to posters, and Lola and Mila both received a goodie bag from the museum and a trip to visit the Police Dogs & Horses at Hough End.
Winners and invited guests were also given the chance to learn more about the history of policing in Greater Manchester as they took a special trip around the Museum exploring the police cells, trying on different uniforms and chatting to the museum’s replica horse Duff.
The event, hosted by “Team High Sheriff” was attended by mayors and senior members of GMP who were treated to a choir from Wright Robinson College, with the High Sheriff also paying thanks to the people who had supported her over the past year and presented them with certificates of achievement.
The High Sheriff, Robina Shah said: “We were thrilled to celebrate the achievements of young people and Ambassadors last night at the excellent Police Museum.
“Our poster competition presented a young people’s perspective on what the police do to keep us safe. All the entries were absolutely super and collectively paid tribute to the excellent work our police officers, staff and volunteers do to ensure we are safe from harm.
“Many thanks to all the young people and teachers for taking part and huge congratulations to the winners Miley and Lola, and to our super runners-up.”
Police Museum Curator, Katie Henderson said: “We were delighted to host this event for ‘Team ’ to celebrate the achievements of local young people. I was incredibly impressed by all the poster entries and did not envy those having to pick an overall winner.
“GMP Museum is looking forward to welcoming more young people and their families to the building over the Easter holidays when we will have additional Thursday open days.”
The museum will be open throughout the Easter holidays when they hope to be joined by some special guests within GMP. Keep an eye out on their social media pages across Facebookand Twitter for updates.