An artistic year 7 student from a Corby school has won the chance to see her artwork displayed around the county as part of a Christmas crime crackdown.
Brooke Weston student Kiera Buckwell’s design featuring a Christmas tree will be reproduced hundreds of times onto shop posters and flyers, and handed out to shoppers during the festive season.
The competition run by Northants Police is part of a scheme to make young people more aware of protecting valuables and property, and chose Kiera’s design as the winner after her ‘Criminals will crash your Christmas’ message caught their eye.
PCSO Naomi Burkart, who presented Kiera with her award in the school’s assmebly, said her message was exactly what Northants Police had been looking for.
She said: “It is brilliant, it is the right sort of message that we are trying to put out at this time of year about personal safety, car safety and property marking, so this competition was an extra initiative to get the message across to get younger people thinking about crime prevention, not only around Christmas time but in general.”
Kiera was thrilled that her design had been chosen, saying: “This is the first competition I have entered. I took the idea of a Christmas tree and valuables and came up with the idea of the poster.”