A WINSFORD school are in the final stages of a Cheshire-wide competition after recording their own adverts with Cheshire Police to highlight safety issues that young people face.

St. Chad’s C of E Primary School were among 11 other schools given the opportunity to visit Cheshire Fire and Rescue’s education centre, Safety Central, based in Lymm, on Wednesday, April 25, to professionally record their adverts.

This was launched by the Safer Schools and Young Persons Partnership with the support of Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner, David Keane, and Cheshire Crimebeat to help young people spread the word to their peers about staying safe online and on the street.

PCC David Keane said: “This competition has encouraged pupils to think about online and street safety and create their own content that can be easily understood by their peers and will hopefully make a difference to the way young people behave in potentially dangerous situations.”

The advert, made by Connie Stapleton, Daisy-May Lea and Lexie Jones-Hunt from Year 6, focused on the dangers young people face when using the internet and social media.

The school are incredibly proud of the message their girls are encouraging and urge the public to watch and share the video as much as possible.

Winsford Guardian: From left; Connie Stapleton, Lexie Jones-Hunt, and Daisy-May Lea - a group of Year Six girls who filmed an online safety message with Cheshire Police

Other videos focused on topics such as what young people come across when they are out and about or how to say ‘no’ to something they don’t want to do.

PC Amy Fletcher, police youth engagement coordinator with Cheshire Safer Schools and Young People Partnership, said: “I have been really impressed with the quality of entries, the passion of the young people involved and want to thank all the teachers and staff who have supported this media campaign, which has been very well organised by Collaborate Digital.”

At the time of publishing, on Thursday, May 10, the video has been watched by more than 400 people online. However, each school in the competition will be doing their best to get as many views as possible to win the top prize.

All the adverts are now available to listen to on YouTube and the school with the most votes will win a trophy, have their advert played on the radio and their advert will also be used by Cheshire Police in future communication with young people.

The competition closes on Monday, May 14 at 5pm, when all the views will be counted.