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Last year, we launched our first North Wales Police Internet Safety Competition; a challenge set for primary school children to design a poster promoting internet safety. It was a great success with 578 entries submitted… this year the competition has blown up with an amazing 2,107 creative & artistic posters being sent in from talented children across North Wales.
The judging panel which included Chief Constable Carl Foulkes, Police & Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin, Superintendent Helen Corcoran, DS Carl Taraborelli, PC Dewi Owen, High Sheriff of Gwynedd Davina Carey Evans, High Sheriff of Clwyd Zoe Henderson, Senior Vice President of CGI Donna Kelly and Rob Small from Ifor Williams Trailers had a very difficult job of going through all the posters to select the finalists, then pick out the final winners.
PC Dewi Owen from the North Wales Police Cyber Crime Unit who has led the competition and was on the judging panel said “Thank you to everyone who entered the Internet Safety Competition this year. All the posters were fantastic and shared some great and important messages about staying safe online. It’s great to see that so many youngsters from across North Wales have spent time thinking about how to stay safe online and have hopefully discussed their ideas with their teachers, friends and family. Thank you all for helping us to make the Internet a safer place”.
Here’s the list of the winners from each area:
Manulmi from Rhosddu Primary School in Wrexham:
Officers from the Cyber Crime Team, North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin and Gemma Owen from the Wrexham AFC Communities Team will be attending Rhosddu Primary School on 19th July during the end of term leavers service to present Manulmi with her prizes which include Zip World Vouchers, Ninja Tag Vouchers, Gift Card and a special Certificate. As one of the winning schools, Rhosddu Primary will also receive a Football signed by the Wrexham First Team squad along with a cheque for £350.
Follow @NWPWrexhamTown on social media for updates.
Amber from Ysgol Penmorfa in Prestatyn:
The Cyber Crime Team and NWP Chief Constable Carl Foulkes will be presenting Amber with her prizes at the end of term picnic at Penmorfa School on 18th July which include Zip World Vouchers, SC2 Vouchers a Gift Card and a special Certificate. Penmorfa Primary will receive a voucher for up to 60 pupils to go to Deeside Inflatable Park along with a cheque for £350.
Follow @NWPDenbighshireCoastalandAbergele on social media for updates.
Western and Overall Winner:
Charlotte from Ysgol Y Tywyn in Holyhead:
The Western, and overall winner is Charlotte from Holyhead! Charlotte will be presented with her prizes including Zip World vouchers, Ribride vouchers, a gift card and a special certificate from members of North Wales Police Cybercrime Team, The North Wales PACT Manager and PC Andrew Jackson; the school’s liaison officer on 15th July.
As the overall winning school, Ysgol Y Tywyn will receive a football signed by the Wales National Squad who have recently qualified for the FIFA World Cup and a cheque for £350.
Follow @NWPAnglesey on social media for updates.
How amazing are all these posters? Every single poster we received were fantastic and we’d love to share every one of them but 2,107 is just a few too many!
We’d like to thank everyone who took part including all the teachers and parents who helped too! We hope that entering the competition has not only been a fun activity for children to take part in but has also helped to educate them about staying safe online and will be something that they remember as they get older.
Want to find out more about staying safe online? Follow @NWPCyberCrime for helpful tips.