October is Black History Month, an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the many contributions made by black people in Britain over generations.
Merseyside Police have once again run their competition for local school children to create a design to be featured on the side of a Police Vehicle. This year the winning design was created by a year 6 student, Roisin Murphy, who attended St Anne’s Catholic Primary School in Huyton and now attends Belvedere School.
Roisin’s winning design featured an image and a quote from the American abolitionist and social activist, Harriet Tubman. Harriet famously rescued many enslaved people and was influential in the women’s suffrage movement.
This is the second time a pupil from St Anne’s Catholic Primary has won the competition in the three years since it begun. Roisin will have the opportunity to visit Merseyside Police Headquarters and her winning entry, along with other winners from across the city region will be displayed at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool.
Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said “Once again this brilliant competition has captured the imaginations of our Borough’s school children and facilitated some important conversations about the history and accomplishments of our black communities, both here and around the world.
“Congratulations to Roisin, her winning design is both beautiful and inspiring.”