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Poster Competition says NO to Hate Crime

Published Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Photo shows from left - winner Dora Padfield, Superintendent Simon Prince and Cllr Christine Hamilton.

Primary age children in the borough have been saying no to hate crime and designing posters outlining their ideas on how to tackle them.

The Council is committed to stamping out hate crime at every level in the borough and is determined to make it easier to report and follow up all allegations to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.

The competition was organised by Enfield Council's Community Safety Team, who announced the winner of their "win an X-Box 360" competition this week.

The winner was Dora Padfield from Bowes Primary, and the runner up was Emily Hills (both age 11) from Chase Side Primary, who won a Sony MP3.

The event had 14 finalists, with 12 runners up getting £10 gift vouchers.

Superintendent Simon Prince also gave out awards.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Cllr Christine Hamilton, said “Every year the Hate Crime Poster competition becomes more popular. This year saw 400 entries from our local primary schools.

“The messages were very inspiring; with hundreds of our young people telling us how they would tackle hate crime, which targets people because of their race, religion, sexuality or disability.

"Enfield Council has made a pledge to crack down on hate crime whenever it occurs and would urge anyone who has suffered to  come forward so we can help them and bring their tormentors to book."

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