Police set festive challenge

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PUPILS are being invited to show off their artistic skills and design a Christmas card for police.

 Primary schools in County Durham are being asked to take part in the Durham Constabulary competition.

 The only design rules are that the card should incorporate both the themes of Christmas and the police.

 Claire Kerr, who is youth inclusion officer and handler of “Say No to Strangers” dogs Jet and Ben, said: “We would like schools to hold their own competitions and ask teachers to submit the winning designs to the force contest.

 “We know from previous years that there is a wealth of artistic talent among children in our communities, making it very difficult to choose an overall winner.”

 Durham’s Chief Constable Jon Stoddart will chose the winning entry and the card will be professionally printed and sent out on behalf of the force.

 The winner of the competition will also receive a mountain bike, through the Durham Agency Against Crime.

 Entries should be sent to Claire Kerr, Youth Inclusion Officer (Jet and Ben), Durham Agency Against Crime Office, Bede Block, Police Headquarters, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TT, by Friday, November 4.