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Wirral pupil designs police Christmas card with don't-drink-and-drive message
A WIRRAL schoolgirl is helping Merseyside Police to send an important message to drivers this festive season.
Nine-year-old Stephanie Morris won a special competition to design the force's Christmas card as part of their campaign to cut out drink-driving.
The Woodslee Primary School pupil caught the judges' eyes with her image of a snowman in a snow globe wearing a police helmet and bearing the message "Don't drink and drive."
As part of her prize, Stephanie received a £50 voucher for Liverpool One, a £200 donation to her school and a framed copy of her design.
More than 200 children from across Merseyside entered the competition, with three runners-up being given £10 vouchers for the city centre shopping complex and certificates.
Chief Constable Jon Murphy, who presented Stephanie with her prize yesterday, said: "We were really impressed by the quality of the entries that we received for our Christmas card competition and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time and effort to take part.
"We were particulary impressed by Stephanie's drawing and those of the three runners-up and we are delighted to be sending out our festive greetings on cards designed by young people from schools across Merseyside."
Also representing Wirral in the contest were runners-up Chloe Allason, aged 10, from Woodslee Primary School and George Williams, aged 13, from Park High School.
Merseyside Police will be printing up and distributing cards from all four pupils.
Alison Evans, headteacher of Woodslee Primary School, said: "We are very proud of our pupils in their success and high standard of work."