Kind hearted pupils from a Knowsley school have won an award for helping their neighbours fight crime and their fear of crime.
Anti social behaviour was causing some problems for residents of a sheltered housing scheme near Huyton Arts and Sports Centre for Learning.
Some pupils had been using Marshfield Close as a short cut to and from school and this had caused some damage and made the residents anxious.
The students realised that fear of crime had become the problem and this stemmed from a lack of any relationship between the two groups.
They set up a project to promote a positive image of young people and invited the residents to come to some of the after school activities.
The residents held sessions to teach the young people how to knit and the students entertained them with acting, singing and bingo.