School children encouraged to get creative for road safety awareness.

Children across the county have the chance to create a banner for Road Safety Week taking place from November 18 to 24.

Now in it’s eleventh year running Recognition Express, a school uniform specialist, has joined forces with national road safety charity ‘Brake’ to host the annual design a road safety banner competition.

Primary school children aged four to 11 have a chance to create a banner based on this year’s theme, Step Up for Safe Streets with the closing date for the competition being October 11.

Winners will receive a special award and have a large-scale banner printed with their design to display outside their school, as well as every pupil getting a high-visibility reflector.

Director of Recognition Express South Bucks, Andy Lian, based in Beaconsfield, 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.

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

Every 20 minutes someone is killed or seriously injured on a British road and Road Safety Week aims to make these tragedies less frequent by providing more education on the issue and design-led solutions.

To get involved and participate in the competition visit