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Young people remind others to ‘be safe, be seen’

Warwickshire Crimebeat is helping young people at Southam Primary School ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’.

Four children from year four and five designed a reflective arm strip and poster reminding others about the importance of wearing bright clothing if they are walking or cycling near the road in the dark.

Warwickshire Crimebeat – a charity funded by the High Sheriff of Warwickshire and the private sector, and managed by Warwickshire County Council’s Positive about Young People programme - provided funding for the clothing, which was shown to pupils during a special assembly on 8 June.

Sonia Brench, Senior Activity Worker for Warwickshire County Council’s Positive about Young People programme, said: “Young people involved with this project have worked really hard to remind their peers that it is important to ‘be safe, be seen’.

“They were really excited to see their efforts come to fruition when we unveiled their designs to the rest of the school, who have been really supportive to the work they have been doing.”

Warwickshire Crimebeat is continually looking for groups of young people to apply for funding. For more information contact Mark Bolton, Operations Development Manager, on 02476 754174 or email markbolton@warwickshire.gov.uk.

For more information regarding Warwickshire County Council’s Positive about Young People programme or to find out how to apply for funding from Warwickshire Crimebeat, visit http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/payp.