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For the 13th year running Recognition Express is proud to be teaming up with the national road safety charity Brake to help promote Road Safety Week 2021 to primary schools across the UK.

We’ve all heard of a superhero, clapped for an NHS hero, but what about road safety heroes? The UK is full of them, which is why schools in the area are being invited to celebrate the heroic work of road safety professionals as part of Road Safety Week 2021 (15th-21st November 2021).

The Road Safety Banner Competition invites pupils aged 4-11 to enter this competition by creating a banner design to help raise awareness about road safety week.

Designs based around this year’s theme of ‘Road Safety Heroes’ are invited from children aged four to 11 and the winning design will be reproduced onto high quality, full-size banners for display at the child’s school during Road Safety Week. In addition, the budding designer will also receive a special personalised trophy to mark their achievement.

To get involved simply download our online entry form here where you will find a design template on the reverse which can be photocopied and completed for each design entry. Entries should then be either uploaded to the form below, emailed to competition@recognition-express.com or posted to the address provided by the closing date of Sunday 10th October 2021.

Design themes…

This 2021 official Road Safety Week theme is “Road Safety Heroes” which gives  budding artists plenty of scope to come up with a great design.

We are looking for bold, eye catching designs. Remember your road safety banner could be displayed outside school premises, so make sure it attracts attention!

Free annual membership to Brake for each participating school. This includes a Road Safety Week e-action pack with downloadable posters and tips on activities that schools can run, as well as on-going news bulletins on other Brake initiatives and campaigns.

Ideas for your posters

Road Safety Week is organised by the charity Brake. Every year, millions of people around the UK take action for safer roads. Road safety heroes The theme of Road Safety Week 2021 is ROAD SAFETY HEROES, celebrating the heroic work of road safety professionals, and explaining how we can all play a part in making journeys safer for everyone. Join us and you can be a road safety hero too! What can I do? CELEBRATE the work of professionals who reduce casualties and care for people affected by crashes SPEAK UP for everyone's right to make safe and healthy journeys where they live JOIN our community of road safety heroes. Here are some of the ways you can get involved with Road Safety Week 2021: • SCHOOLS – help children, young people and parents learn about road safety heroes and why road safety matters, and enable them to speak up for safe and healthy journeys • ORGANISATIONS – be a road safety hero by managing road risk through good policies, procedures and effective driver training and education • EMERGENCY SERVICES AND ROAD SAFETY PROFESSIONALS – highlight the work you do as road safety heroes to reduce casualties and care for people affected by crashes • ROAD CRASH VICTIMS – share stories about how road safety heroes helped you after a crash. Shout out for road safety heroes Celebrate the people who really make a difference to YOU. The school crossing patrol that helps your children travel to school safely. Someone who campaigned for a safe cycle path where you live. Or someone who helped you after a crash. This is a great opportunity to tell someone how grateful you are. Supporting Order selfie props, wheelie bin stickers or one of our giant Road Safety Week banners. Share your stories on social media. Don’t forget to tag us @brakecharity and use #RoadSafetyWeek. Action packs Your FREE Road Safety Week action pack is full of resources to support you. Use the lesson plans, assemblies, infographics, films, factsheets, and more, to run fun, engaging activities to help everyone understand how to be a road safety hero. Get your action pack at www.brake.org.uk/road-safety-week. Fundraise Fundraising for Brake during Road Safety Week 2021 helps us to support more families affected by road crashes and campaign for safe and healthy journeys for everyone. For free resources to make your fundraising really special, call 01484 810 457 or email fundraise@brake.org.uk. www.brake.org.uk/road-safety-week @brakecharity #RoadSafetyWeek

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