Last year, to mark Telford and Wrekin hosting the ‘Knife Angel’ sculpture at Southwater in March, they, in conjunction with West Mercia Police and the Steer Clear Programme launched an artwork competition for schools. Year 7 to 11 pupils were invited to submit artwork to be used in promotional materials and the Steer Clear website. The Steer Clear programme was launched two years ago to engage with school age children who they believe are most vulnerable to being involved in knife crime and the harm associated with it. This engagement contributes to keeping young people safe from knife crime. The competition was looking for artwork that illustrated Compassion, Community and Courage. We are extremely pleased to announce that Sophie in Year 8 was the overall winner and her artwork now features in the latest Steer Clear campaign literature from West Mercia Police. We must not forget Keren who entered in the primary school category and was 2nd runner up. She is now a pupil at Holy Trinity Academy and we had the honour of presenting both Sophie and Keren with their prizes, following a virtual presentation with the West Mercia Police Steer Clear coordinator Michelle Thomason.