Kids’ competition helps police share message

CHILL OUT: A Youth Anti-Violence Day was held on Saturday, July 7 at Capalaba Skate Park. Pictured are Alexandra Hills boys Alex and Liam Deavin and Noah Green. Photo: Supplied
CHILL OUT: A Youth Anti-Violence Day was held on Saturday, July 7 at Capalaba Skate Park. Pictured are Alexandra Hills boys Alex and Liam Deavin and Noah Green. Photo: Supplied

A KIDS’ skateboard, scooter and bike competition has helped police let youth know that violence is never okay.

“Walk away, Chill out” stickers and wristbands were given to children and families at a Youth Anti-Violence Day, held on Saturday, July 7 at Capalaba Skate Park.

The motto was created by the family of Matthew Stanley, who died in 2006 after he was fatally punched by another teen at an 18th birthday party. He was aged just 15.

CHILL OUT: Redlands police and Volunteers in Policing attended the Youth Anti-Violence Day. Photo: Queensland Police Service

CHILL OUT: Redlands police and Volunteers in Policing attended the Youth Anti-Violence Day. Photo: Queensland Police Service

Constable Steph Randolph said the day had helped share the Matthew Stanley Foundation’s message.

“A number of community organisations and businesses showed their support and provided relevant information to the community,” she said.

Emergency services pose for happy snap. Photo: Queensland Police Service

Emergency services pose for happy snap. Photo: Queensland Police Service

Constable Randolph said DJ’d music and other activities also entertained. A free sausage sizzle kept guests’ hunger at bay.

“A special thanks to Queensland Fire and Emergency Service, Redlands City Council and many local businesses that attended the event and showed their support,” she said.

Spray painting was one of the activities set up. Photo: Queensland Police Service

Spray painting was one of the activities set up. Photo: Queensland Police Service