Northamptonshire Probation Trust announces winner of Youth Arts Competition
Northamptonshire Probation Trust has announced the winner of the Probation and Crimestoppers Youth Arts Competition, out of 52 entries received. The winning student was a fourteen year old who currently attends Northampton Continuum School. A presentation took place on 11th May 2011, where the cheques worth £250 were presented.
The competition launched in October 2010 gave young people across Northampton, the opportunity to express their feelings about crime and win a cash prize for their school. Sponsored by Crimestoppers, the competition was aimed to get young people to think about what crime means to them and the effect crime has on the community in which they live.
Denise Meylan, Director of Offender Management & Public Protection said "The winning entry was very thought provoking as the student focused on the estate in which he lives, his perception of crime within it and related consequences criminality brings".
Rger Nicklin from Northamptonshire Crimestoppers said: "We have been delighted to support this competition which has given young people an opportunity to think about the real impact of crime on individuas and local communities. The winning entry was very imaginative and showed creative talent".
Please click here to read the winning poem.