Pupils to spread message

Falkirk schoolchildren delivering road safety message
Falkirk schoolchildren delivering road safety message

Schoolchildren are being 
invited to use their artistic skills to spread a road safety message.

Recognition Express South East Scotland is asking Falkirk youngsters aged four to 11 to design posters and banners aimed at encouraging people to pay attention and avoid distractions when on the roads.

The contest is being run with charity Brake which organises Road Safety Week which this year runs from November 18 to 24 and has the theme ‘Tune into Road Safety.’

Graham Mitchell, owner of Recognition Express, which sells branded promotional products and school uniforms, 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 about avoiding distractions on the road applies to children and adults alike.

“I am sure pupils at local schools will have a lot of fun designing banners to communicate this very important message.”

Joe Burns, corporate fundraiser at Brake, said: “Road Safety Week is a community event so we are always thrilled when local businesses take part. It’s a great way to get children thinking about how to keep themselves safe near roads. We encourage schools to use the opportunity to plan lessons and activities surrounding Road Safety Week.”

The winning school will receive a large banner featuring the top design, as well as high visibility bags and a special prize for the pupil who creates the winning design.

More information about entering is available at www.recognition-express.co.uk. The competition closes on October 18.