Recognition Express has been promoting road safety with its annual Schools Road Safety competition.


This is the third year the franchise has launched its competition, which involved school children from across the UK designing their own road safety poster.


In total the company received over 8,200 entries from 180 primary schools across England, Wales and Scotland.

Nigel Toplis, Managing Director of Recognition Express, said: “The competition has been more popular each year, but it really is three times lucky as we’ve had an 84 per cent increase in entries this year. We’ve had to make extra space in the office for all the wonderful pictures and of course it’s been harder than ever to judge. It’s very touching to see how much effort the children put in, and more importantly it's great to see that teaching children about road safety is still a priority for schools.”

Recognition Express began the competition, which it runs in partnership with Brake, the national road safety charity, in 2009 to engage children about staying safe around roads and traffic.

The winning road safety designs were re-produced as full-size printed banners, which were displayed outside their school during Road Safety Week, which took place last month. There were 12 winners in total, who along with their full-sized banner, received a special Star Award. The winning schools also received 300 high visibility drawstring bags and 200 Star Writer pencils to share out among the rest of the school.

Katie Shephard, Director of Fundraising at Brake, said: “Brake is delighted that Recognition Express is running this competition to raise awareness about road safety. Road crashes devastate families across the UK every day and it’s vital we educate children to help keep them safe on the road.”

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