Pupils praised for MASH sign design competition

Secondary school students across St Helens have been praised by St Helens Council for taking part in a sign design competition – to create a new logo for a Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub based in St Helens town centre.

As a way of engaging with young people, St Helens Council’s Children and
Young People’s Services Department asked a number of pupils to come up with a first draft design for the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) based in Atlas House – the co-location and integration of services and agencies to effectively share information in order to keep children and young people safe.

The four short-listed entrants then got the opportunity to spend time with
the council’s graphic designers to understand their role and have a go with
technology in order to put together their final idea – but De La Salle
student, Sophia Graney, was eventually declared the overall winner,
receiving £20 of high street shopping vouchers for her efforts.

St Helens Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Young People, Councillor Andy Bowden, said: “Well done to all those who took part in this competition. Every entry was excellent and fitting to what MASH is about.

“MASH enables St Helens Council’s Children’s Services team, Merseyside Police, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, the Catch 22 Service, and a range of other services, to respond faster when it comes to protecting children who are at risk.”