Two primary school pupils have won top prize in a poster competition run by Uttlesford Community Safety Partnership (CSP).

Lalika and Nicole, who are both in Year 6 at Radwinter Primary School, worked together on the poster as part of this year's Crucial Crew programme.

Both Lalika and Nicole received a £15 voucher as a prize.

Cllr Maggie Sutton, chair of the CSP and Uttlesford District Council's portfolio holder for communities and local partnerships, said: "Congratulations to Lalika and Nicole – their poster had a very clear message and was presented excellently.

"It was even more appropriate that it was in working together that they won the competition."

The art competition, entitled 'what does community safety mean to you?' was launched during the Crucial Crew workshops.


Crucial Crew is organised by the CSP and has been running for 28 years. The programme helps prepare Year 6 children for the transition to secondary school by teaching them vital safety skills.

More than 800 pupils from 26 primary schools took part in the workshops during the summer term.

The workshops were designed to help children understand the consequences of making the wrong choices, while encouraging them towards the right choices and taking responsibility for their actions.

They cover a range of topics such as road safety, fire safety, vaping awareness, antisocial behaviour, shoplifting and healthy relationships.