We’ve all heard of a superhero, clapped for an NHS hero, but what about road safety heroes? Every village, town and city is full of them, which is why schools throughout England and Scotland are being invited to celebrate the heroic work of road safety professionals as part of Road Safety Week 2021 (15-21 November).
For the thirteenth year running, school uniform and promotional products specialist Recognition Express has teamed up with road safety charity Brake to run a ‘design a road safety banner’ competition. Designs based around this year’s theme of ‘Road Safety Heroes’ are invited from children aged four to 11 and the winning design will be reproduced onto high quality, full-size banners for display at the child’s school during Road Safety Week. In addition, the budding designer will also receive a special personalised trophy to mark their achievement.
Schools have the option to upload entries online or send them in by email in addition to entering by post. For full details and to download the entry form visit https://reschools.co.uk/uk/roadsafetyweek/. The competition closes on Sunday 10 October.
Chris Masters, managing director of Recognition Express said: “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.
“Our design a road safety banner competition has become a fixture in the calendar of many local schools. We are always impressed by the creativity and quality of the designs sent in each year and look forward to seeing more entries than ever before.”
Everyone can be a road safety hero. Road Safety Week 2021 celebrates the professionals who are working to make roads safer for everyone. From designing safer roads, to caring for people after a crash and enables everyone who uses roads to understand how they can take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others.
Katie Shephard, spokesperson for Brake, says: “Brake is delighted to partner with Recognition Express for the 13th year running to support their banner competition. Road Safety Week is an important week in our calendar to engage people with the topic of road safety and this year we’re thrilled to celebrate road safety heroes working to keep our roads safe. We look forward to seeing the creative banners designed by children to promote this important message.”