Banners show love for parks

Liverpool children have been showing they love the city’s parks.

To mark Love Parks Week, they have been taking part in a competition to design banners to be placed around Sefton Park.

Hundreds of entries from more than 40 schools were received. The theme of the competition was active play

Fifty of the best designs will be made into banners which will be on show around the Community Services Zone in the park at the Liverpool International Music Festival over the August Bank Holiday week-end.

The zone will also have a heart-shaped labyrinth and there will be a number of activities, including pedaloes on the lake, a zip wire and dance.

“The children have really used their imagination with their designs, ” said Councillor Peter Mitchell, mayoral lead on Parks and Open Spaces. “It shows that we have a lot of very talented and creative children who really love their parks.

“There are going to be tens of thousands of people in Sefton Park for the festival and I am sure they will appreciate the work the children have created – it will be a great display.”

• Love Parks Week is a national celebration of Parks, coordinated by Keep Britain Tidy, and runs until 4 August.