Anti-Bullying Poster Competition Winners

Thu, 2001-04-12 01:00

Two beauty therapy students have won a competition to design a poster to promote the anti-bullying message around their college.

Natalie Scott, aged 16 from Haswell, and Lauren Anderson, aged 16 from Shotton Colliery, won the competition run by East Durham College as part of National Anti-Bullying Week, held back in November.

As part of the prize their poster idea has now been professionally designed and printed and will be displayed around the College.

The College challenged students across their campuses in Peterlee, Durham and The Technical Academy to design an anti-bullying poster. A team of college staff then selected the best poster created at each site and an overall winner.

The runner-up posters, by equine students at Houghall and building services students at The Technical Academy have also been professionally designed and will be displayed at their respective sites along with the overall winning design by Natalie and Lauren.

Sue Wright, Curriculum Leader for Entitlement, said: “We were delighted with the time and effort our students put into their designs and the other anti-bullying activities we ran during the week. The design ideas and key messages the posters promoted were really clever and well thought out.

“The week certainly helped raise awareness of the issues surrounding bullying and to help educate the students in what can constitute bullying.”