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Posters designed by local school children on display in Kirkby town centre

Kirkby Youngsters help to showcase Town Centre Offer

by Jonathan Kearney

Primary school pupils from Kirkby have been using their artistic skills to welcome visitors to the town centre.

To celebrate the arrival of Kirkby’s new town centre retail development, pupils were invited to design a “Welcome to Kirkby Town Centre” poster.

Hundreds of pupils from Westvale Primary School, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School, Kirkby Church of England Primary School, Millbrook Primary School, St Laurence’s Catholic Primary School, St Marie’s Catholic Primary School and St Joseph the Worker Primary School sent in wonderful creative designs.

Some of the designs have now been put on display in the window of a shop unit in Kirkby, while others will be incorporated into a special piece of artwork which will be a displayed prominently in the town centre.

All the designs will be able to be viewed on the Council’s Flickr page.

Councillor Margaret Harvey, Knowsley Council’s Children’s Services Cabinet Member, said: “There was a fantastic response from Kirkby primary school children to the poster activity.  They are such colourful creative designs and I’m looking forward to seeing them on display in the town centre.”

Councillor Tony Brennan, Knowsley Council’s Regeneration and Economic Development Cabinet Member added: “These are exciting times for Kirkby Town Centre.  There is a real positivity around the place and we can see that in the children’s designs, which I’m sure will bring a smile to the faces of shoppers and visitors.”