A Hartlepool youngster has been named as one of the winners in a national design competition aiming to keep children safe.
Charlie Jenkins, five, from Throston Primary School, has been named as one of 11 winners of the WOW badge design competition, organised by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.
Charlie’s design, which depicted a lollipop person helping children cross roads on their way to school, was selected as one of the best out of more than 100,000 children who entered the competition.
He will join 10 other pupils from across the UK in having his design which featured a made into one of the 11 WOW badges for children who walk to school at least once a week, to collect during the next academic year.
Charlie won a WOW goody bag, a trophy displaying his winning design, along with a certificate and plaque to be displayed in their school.
Throston Primary will also receive free WOW resources for the 16/17 academic year to allow them to continue taking part and encouraging pupils to walk to school.
Mark Atkinson, headteacher at Throston Primary School, said: “As a school we are so proud to have a winning WOW design produced by one of our children.
“The design represents a local hero; our very own lollipop man. Our lollipop man not only ensures children cross busy roads safely, he also has built up strong relationships with our families.
“The badge will remind everyone of the invaluable work of school crossing patrol officers. Well done, Charlie!”