THE artistic talents of pupils at a Hereford specialist school have been recognised in a knife crime awareness poster competition

Year 7 to 11 students at The Brookfield School created posters aimed at young people to discourage them from carrying a knife, with the tagline ‘lives not knives’ for the competiton, which was launched by West Mercia Police.

And the judges were certainly impressed with their efforts, naming Brookfield students, Finley Yeomans and Alfie Williams, who entered a jointly designed poster, as winners.

Inspector Chris Watson said: “I am delighted with our response to the Design A Knife Crime Poster Competition. We had over 100 entries from over 10 schools across the county.

“Students were encouraged to discuss knife-related offences in lessons and then interpret their discussion into the entries provided. It is clear from the work we received that the sessions have really helped the students understand the issues and most importantly where to report their concerns should they have any.

“I would like to thank all schools and individuals taking part.”

Both Finley and Alfie, alongside Wigmore student Luke Richards, will receive an Amazon Gift Card, a police gift bag and a personal certificate.