Inverurie Academy pupil, Chloe Hay, has won the P7 category of the Grampian Police poster competion.
Chloe, who is in S1 was at Port Elphinstone Primary School where Mrs Renton’s P6/P7 class took part in the competition after receiving a ‘Wildlife Detectives’ education pack. The competition forms part of an initiative to raise awareness of wildlife crime issues among school children and their teachers, based around a CSI-style ‘Wildlife Detectives’ education pack.
The pack distributed to every primary 5, 6 and 7 class in Grampian, reaching around 15,000 children and has been well received throughout the region.
Children were asked to work through the pack which included the poster competition aimed at raising awareness of wildlife crime issues. Grampian Police Wildlife Crime Unit received hundreds of entries.
Wildlife Crime Education, Officer Andy Turner, oversaw the development of the pack. He said: “It is clear from the entries we’ve received that the children not only understood the task but also grasped the key messages within the Wildlife Detectives pack. Many children throughout Grampian will now be better informed and able to recognise the dangers associated with wildlife crime and able to differentiate between illegal and legal countryside practices”.
TAQA Bratani Ltd has supported the development of the Wildlife Detectives pack and have generously donated iPods as prizes for the winners.