Pupil wins competition

sp93354  Winner of anti-bullying poster comp. at Larfields junior school  l to r Hannah Wells,Pete Taylor,Lorna Naylor
sp93354 Winner of anti-bullying poster comp. at Larfields junior school l to r Hannah Wells,Pete Taylor,Lorna Naylor

AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD pupil at Larkfields Primary School in Nuthall has won a county-wide anti-bullying poster competition.

Hannah Wells was presented with professionally printed copies of her winning poster by the county council’s anti-bullying co-ordinator Lorna Naylor.

Philip Owen who is the council’s cabinet member for schools and children and lives in Nuthall, said: “This year’s national theme is about how words can hurt and urges people to stop and think before they speak.

“Hannah’s entry encapsulated the sentiments behind this important message.”

Larkfields pupils submitted over a 100 entries for the competition.

Headteacher Pete Taylor said: “We’re delighted that Hannah won.

“Over the course of the year children in school are taught about the negative consequences of physical, emotional and cyber-bullying. It’s very important that we educate the next generation about the damaging effects of bullying. I’m very proud of Hannah for being able to get her message across.”

Hannah won the competition jointly with one other pupil from Foxwood School in Bramcote. Both posters are being printed up and circulated around all schools to raise awareness of bullying.