Poem and poster competition for children highlighting firework safety

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CHILDREN from across the area are invited to take part in this year’s Warwickshire County Council’s Trading Standards Firework Safety ‘Poem and Poster’ Competition.

The aim of the competition is to remind children about the dangers of fireworks. Every year fireworks cause hundreds of avoidable injuries.

This year there are two categories. Children in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 are invited to create a firework safety poster and children in Years 3 to 6 a firework poem or rhyme.

There will be 10 winners in all, two from each District or Borough (one winner from each category) and each will receive a prize of a £10 book token.

Each prize winners poster/poem will also be used as part of next year’s competition promotion.

Children can enter as many times as they wish but must write their name, age, and school, on the back of their posters. All entries must be on A4 paper.

Please send your entries to: Simon Cripwell, Firework Safety Competition, Warwickshire Trading Standards Service, Old Budbrooke Road, Warwick, CV35 7DP.

The winners will be chosen by Janet Faulkner, Group Manager of the Trading Standards Service. The decision of the judge is final.

The closing date for entries is Monday 7th November.

For more information on how to enter visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/tradingstandards.