Kettering youngsters to design anti-bullying posters as part of Operation Limit

PC Chris Vickers with Jo Selby-Green from Kett Fest
PC Chris Vickers with Jo Selby-Green from Kett Fest

Police officers in Kettering are inviting children to take part in an art competition designed to tackle bullying.

The competition is taking place this weekend as part of KettFest, a community event celebrating a range of art and craft activities on Saturday.

Anyone wanting to take part can go along to the Newlands shopping centre in Kettering from 11am to 3pm where young people aged between five and 16-years-old will be invited to design an anti-bullying poster as part of the force’s Operation Limit campaign, aimed at reducing violent crime in Northamptonshire.

All materials will be provided.

Northamptonshire Police is keen to explore the various ways in which art, in its many forms, can help young people illustrate and express how they feel violence and bullying can affect their friends, family and local community in an innovative and creative way.

The posters will be judged by PC Chris Vickers and KettFest co-founder Jo Selby-Green.

The winners from each age category will receive a £10 book voucher presented by PC Vickers at their school assembly and their winning poster publicised on the Northamptonshire Police website after the event.