WINNERS of an anti-bullying competition beat thousands of entries to bring their poster designs to life.

The competition saw more than 2,000 primary school children in York take part in interactive anti-bullying workshops, organised by Benenden and in partnership with coaches from the York City FC Foundation.

Thirteen children visited Bootham Crescent for their most recent match against Barnet FC meet players and got the chance to see their posters in A3 for the first time after taking part in workshops.

Paul Keenan, group head of communications at Benenden said: "We had excellent feedback from the workshops and it was great to see how much the children enjoyed taking part and learning about bullying in all its forms, including what to do if they feel they are being bullied, or if they see others being bullied.

"The competition gave us a chance to see how much the children had learned in the session and further encouraged them to speak up if they see bullying in the playground."