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Annual road safety competition opens for Bromley school children

PUBLISHED: 10:51 22 September 2016 | UPDATED: 11:00 22 September 2016

Lasy year's winner Rolake Orimoloye

Lasy year's winner Rolake Orimoloye

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Last year, 10-year-old Rolake Orimoloye from Shortlands beat hundreds of other entries from local primary schools

Bromley primary schools are invited to enter designs for road safety banners as part of an annual competition linked to Road Safety Week in November.

For the eighth year running, promotional product company and school uniform supplier Recognition Express Bromley has teamed up national road safety charity Brake, with 10-year-old Rolake Orimoloye of Bishop Challoner School in Shortlands as last year’s winner.

Children ages 4-11 will be asked to design a banner conveying a road safety message of their choice, with winners presented with a large-scale printed banner featuring their design for a display outside their school. Their school will also receive a high-visibility drawstring bag for every pupil and the child behind the winning design will be given a special award.

The theme of this year’s entries ahead of Road Safety Week, taking place on November 21-27, focuses on slow, sober, secure, silent, sharp and sustainable driving.

Hugh O’Neil, owner of Recognition Express Bromley 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 gives children a lot of scope to focus on an aspect of road safety that particularly captures their imagination. I am sure pupils will have a lot of fun designing banners to help keep the road outside their school safe and we look forward to seeing the entries.”

Abi Smith of Brake added: “The design a banner competition is a fun and engaging way for schools and children to take part and has become an integral part to our week long campaign. Brake greatly values the work that Recognition Express does to engage with children during Road Safety Week, helping to create safer communities.”

Competition entry details are available at www.re-bromleyanddartford.co.uk/roadsafetyweek

The closing date for entries is Friday, October 7.

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