ARTISTIC twins from Shelley First School have used their skills to help cut crime.
Ten-year-old Amy Pal and her brother Thomas scooped prizes at the recent police design competition.
Amy took home first place for her logo featuring the Denby Dale Pie and Kirkburton’s All Hallows’ Church.
The logo is to be used on cotton bags which will be provided to members of the public at a series of Neighbourhood Policing Team open days in Kirkburton and Denby Dale.
Twin Thomas was a close runner-up.
Amy was presented with a bag with her design while runners up will received a certificate and a goody bag.
Pc Sally Baines of the Kirkburton Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) organised the competition and said it was a real surprise to see the twins in the top five.
She said: “I ran the competition with all first schools in the Kirkburton and Denby Dale area and received dozens of absolutely brilliant entries.
“I had asked them to create a design which had images of the local area. I wasn’t planning on having runners-up, but the artistic talent on offer meant we ended up with four.
“When I realised that the winner Amy was the twin of runner-up Thomas, it was a surprise as it was an extremely close call between their entries.”
Dawn Lawton from Shelley First School said: “We are very proud of Amy and Thomas and are thrilled about their achievement.”
Amy’s design will now appear on a hundred cotton bags which have been funded by the Kirkburton and Denby Dale Area Committee.
The first 50 people to attend the neighbourhood policing team’s Information Days next month will receive a bag for free.
At the information days, officers from the neighbourhood policing team will be on hand to provide members of the public with crime prevention advice and leaflets.
The events are on Saturday November 7 at the Hub in Kirkburton and on Friday November 27 at The Pie Hall in Denby Dale. Both events run from 10am to 3pm.