Ipswich pupil creates winning poster for East of England Co-Op to help combat anti-social behaviour across the region

Scott Walker presenting the winner of the anti social behaviour poster design competition at St Alba

Scott Walker presenting the winner of the anti social behaviour poster design competition at St Alban's High School in Ipswich with her award. In first place was Jasmine Young, in second was Tom Barker and in third was Louix Wasik-Murray - Credit: Anglia Picture Agency

An Ipswich youngster’s poster aimed to deter anti-social behaviour is to be displayed in East of England Co-Ops across the region.

Scott Walker presenting the winners of the anti social behaviour poster design competition at St Alb

Scott Walker presenting the winners of the anti social behaviour poster design competition at St Alban's High School in Ipswich with their awards. First place went to Jasmine Young, second place to Tom Barker and third place to Louix Wasik-Murray - Credit: Anglia Picture Agency

The competition was held among Year 7 pupils at St Alban’s Catholic High School in Ipswich following a series of workshops led by Scott Walker, the East of England Co-op’s anti-social behaviour support officer.

Winner Jasmine Young will now see her poster displayed at Co-0p stores across the region. She also won an Xbox One games console. In second place was Tom Barker and in third was Louix Wasik-Murray.

Mr Walker said; “The poster we have chosen is bold and clear and I hope the strong messages will resonate with young people visiting our stores.

“Our employees and customers have the right to work and shop in a safe, friendly environment, but the impact can be felt far beyond the walls of our stores.

“Working closely with the students at St Alban’s, I am confident that, by tackling anti-social behaviour together, we can all enjoy a community that becomes a safer and friendlier place to live.”

Melody Bradley, student support manager at St Alban’s Catholic School, said: “We were delighted that Scott took the time to come and talk to our youngest pupils about the far reaching consequences of anti-social behaviour and the impact this has not only on the school, but on the wider community.

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“It is so useful for schools to be able to work closely with local businesses to raise awareness of these issues and get students involved.

“We are very grateful for everything the East of England Co-op has done for us.”

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