Online safety bookmarks
It was agreed in 2021 that bookmarks were needed for 10 to 14 year old, and that young people should be involved in their design. An invitation was put out to all clubs who had involvement with local schools, to work with a group of students on developing a bookmark. A member of SI Dewsbury & District, who is a teacher at Heckmondwike Grammar School, took this up with her students, and following training on online safety, they were asked to design a bookmark as a house competition. The entries were assessed at the school, and the four winning hand-drawn designs were forwarded to SIYAMS. After much discussion, two were chosen. These were then taken to a printer, and we subsequently had 2,500 of each printed.
They were officially launched at the school, where all four students were awarded a certificate, and the two winning designers were given £15 book vouchers. All the entries were from students aged 11 and 12.
The two new bookmarks, along with the Loves Me, Loves me Not and the Friends bookmarks are available for any Yorkshire club to use in their locality. They are also available for clubs outside Yorkshire at a current cost of £5 for 100.