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Brake competition helps schoolchildren ‘put road safety first’

Brake competition helps schoolchildren ‘put road safety first’

Categorised in: Recognition Express    Posted: August 25, 2019

Recognition Express is collaborating with national road safety charity Brake for the eleventh consecutive year to run a competition aligned with Road Safety Week (18-24 November).

The UK’s leading supplier of promotional products, branded clothing and corporate merchandise is inviting primary schools to design banners conveying this year’s Road Safety Week theme: Step up for Safe Streets.

Every 20 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road and each of these tragedies is preventable. This Road Safety Week encourages everyone to learn about, shout about and celebrate the amazing design-led solutions that will allow us all to get around in safe and healthy ways, every day.

Twelve regional winners will be chosen from the competition, each of whom will be presented with a large-scale printed banner featuring their design for display outside their school. In addition, winning schools will receive a high-visibility reflector gift for every pupil and the child behind the design will be given a special award.

Recognition Express first joined forces with Brake in 2008 to engage children and raise awareness of road safety issues. The annual banner competition has become very popular and the charity will be emailing details to schools in early September. The closing date for entries is Friday 11 October.

Says Nigel Toplis, managing director, Recognition Express: “Road Safety Week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action and promote road safety awareness during the week and beyond and it is a privilege to be involved. Our competition is a fantastic opportunity to engage primary school children and help establish good road safety sense for years to come.

“Over the years we have been blown away by the creative ideas primary school children come up with to get life-saving messages across and look forward to seeing more compelling designs again this year.”

There are lots of opportunities for companies and individuals to get involved in Road Safety Week. Visit roadsafetyweek.org.uk for ideas and to order a free Road Safety Week pack. There’s something for everyone whether you are a mum, dad, teacher, represent a company or simply interested in road safety.