CHILDREN in the district have been given more time to take part in a competition aimed at raising awareness of road safety.

The deadline for youngsters aged between four and 11 to design a road safety banner has been extended until Sunday.

For the 12th year running, Recognition Express has teamed up with road safety charity BRAKE to run the competition. Winning designs based around this year’s theme of ‘No need to speed’ will be reproduced onto high quality, full size banners for display at participants’ schools during Road Safety Week (November 16-22).

In addition, the budding designer will also receive a special personalised trophy to mark their achievement.

Recognition Express has a network of branches across the UK and there will be several regional winners.

Chris Masters, managing director of Recognition Express said: “The Covid pandemic has turned everything on its head this year and school children are one of the groups most affected.

“Our design a road safety banner competition has become a fixture in the calendar of many local schools and we have been hoping against hope that schools would be allowed to go back for the autumn term and take part.

“We believe road safety is very important, and are committed to keeping people safe.

“Our relationship with BRAKE is long standing and we didn’t want to let them down this year.

For further information and to download the entry form visit