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Kirkby primary school pupils invited to take part in a ‘Welcome to Kirkby’ activity

by Jonathan Kearney

Primary school children in Kirkby are being offered the chance to have their artwork on display in Kirkby town centre.

Knowsley Council is inviting children to design their very own ‘Welcome to Kirkby town centre’ sign, which will be seen by thousands of shoppers and visitors to the town.

The poster activity is to celebrate the opening of Kirkby’s new town centre retail development.

The development is scheduled to open this summer and will include a Morrisons superstore and petrol station, Home Bargains, KFC and Taco Bell. Plans are also in place for a new cinema and other shops and restaurants.

There won’t just be one winner selected – the Council is looking to put as much of the artwork on display in the town centre as possible, using empty shop units to display the artwork!

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “We’re looking forward to seeing plenty of creative ideas from the children. With the new retail development on their doorstep, it will be a fantastic opportunity to have their artwork on display for all to see at such an exciting time for the town!”

How to enter

To enter, you can draw, design something on your computer or be creative with words to describe Kirkby. We’d like you to produce an A4 landscape ‘Welcome to Kirkby Town Centre’ sign and email it to communications@knowsley.gov.uk by Friday 7 May 2021.

Don’t forget to include your name, class and school name in your email.

Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “Children should think about what they like most about living in Kirkby or what would help attract a visitor to the town. Or maybe they know someone who lives in Kirkby who deserves to be celebrated. Hopefully all the wonderful new things arriving in the town centre will be a great inspiration for them and we’ll see really creative designs on display!”

As well as the successful entries going on display in the town centre we’ll be looking to showcase as many of the entries as possible on the Council facebook and twitter accounts. Good luck!