Commissioner launches anti- violence art competition
Police and Crime Commissioner, Jeff Cuthbert has launched an anti-violence art competition to keep the powerful message of the Knife Angel alive when it departs Gwent on December 1.
The competition requires children aged 10 – 12 years of age to design a sticker that says, ‘no to violence’.
The launch of the competition took place at Graig Y Racca Primary. Pupils took part in an anti-violence workshop before setting their pen to paper to create fantastic sticker designs.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert said “The Knife Angel is a powerful sculpture that we are privileged to have here in Gwent.
“It conveys a very powerful message, highlighting the devastating consequences of violence and aggression.
“We must keep the message alive. I hope that by engaging children in the sticker competition we instil a lasting impression that violence and aggression will not be tolerated in Gwent.”
To take part, download the template from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioners website https://www.gwent.pcc.police.uk/en/transparency/knife-angel-national-anti-violence-tour/ Take some time to think about what makes violent behaviour, and why you want it to stop.
Entries can be submitted via email: email@example.com or via any of the OPCC social media platforms @GwentPCC using hashtag #KnifeAngelGwent.
The top three designs will receive a voucher and the overall winner will have their stickers designed and printed. They will be worn by hundreds of children and young people at events over the next year.
Closing date Thursday 1 December.