Pupils urged to campaign for safer driving by entering drawing contest

�Schools in Romford are being invited to enter their designs for a drawing competition in preparation for Road Safety Week.

Charity road safety campaigner Brake is organising the week from November 19 to 25. The theme this year is “Slower speeds equals happy people”.

Youngsters, aged four to 11, are asked to submit their designs for a road safety banner. The winning banner will be displayed outside the pupil’s school to help get the message across to drivers to slow down.

Brake has joined forces for the fourth year with school uniform specialist Recognition Express Romford to organise the competition.

Colin White, owner of the Recognition Express Romford, said: “We get more and more entries every year, which shows that this is clearly a subject close to the children’s hearts.

“Running this competition gives us the opportunity to raise awareness among children and, hopefully, help to keep them safe. We support Brake’s campaign to introduce a 20mph speed limit in and around residential areas and near schools.”

The winning school will receive a full-size printed version of their banner plus 300 high visibility drawstring bags and a special golden star award for the pupil who drew the winning design.

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Schools will receive an email from BRAKE. You can also enter by calling Colin on 01268 282058 or by emailing sales@re-romford.co.uk.