October 26th, 2016

Coventry schools invited to take part in road safety competition

Coventry schools invited to take part in road safety competition Coventry schools invited to take part in road safety competition
Updated: 3:08 pm, Sep 09, 2016

SCHOOLS in Coventry are being invited to enter designs for road safety banners as part of a competition linked with Road Safety Week.

For the eighth year running, Recognition Express Coventry has teamed up with national road safety charity Brake to host the popular competition.

Youngsters aged between four and 11 are being asked to design a banner conveying a road safety message of their choice from this year’s Make the Brake pledge.

The pledge focuses on six elements, Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable.

As a result of these six elements being neglected by some motorists on today’s roads, five people die each day unnecessarily.

The campaign encourages everyone to ‘Make the Brake Pledge’ and show their commitment to saving lives on the roads.

Winners of the competition will be presented with a large-scale printed banner featuring their design for display outside their school.

Alex Newman, owner of Recognition Express Coventry, said: “We receive more interest in our road safety banners competition every year, and the quality of entries is always very high.

“This year’s theme gives children a lot of scope to focus on an aspect of road safety that particularly captures their imagination.

“I am sure pupils will have a lot of fun designing banners to help keep the road outside their school safe and we look forward to seeing the entries.”

Abi Smith, corporate fundraiser at Brake, said: “Road Safety Week is our annual event getting people, communities, businesses and groups to shout out about road safety and get involved.

“The design a banner competition is a fun and engaging way for schools and children to take part and has become an integral part to our week long campaign.”

This year’s Road Safety Week runs from Monday (November 21) until Sunday (November 27).

Competition entry details are available by visiting www.re-coventry.co.uk/roadsafetyweek, the closing date for entries is Friday (October 7).