A HAMBLEDON-based company has teamed up with a road safety initiative to raise awareness across the county.

Recognition Express is working alongside BRAKE Road Safety Week 2020 and is asking schools to create a banner.

This year’s theme is 'No Need to Speed’ and children aged four to 11 can enter.

The winning design will be reproduced onto high quality, full size banners for display.

Bev Dinenage, 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.

“Whilst our cashflow is tight as a result of the lockdown, 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. Road Safety Week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action and promote road safety awareness during the week and beyond and it is a privilege to be involved. Our competition is a fantastic opportunity to engage primary school children and help establish good road safety sense for years to come.

“We are always impressed by the creativity and quality of the designs sent in each year. I hope that our competition will help restore a sense of normality for the children this term and look forward to seeing more entries than ever before.”

New for 2020 is the option to upload entries online, or send them in by email in addition to entering by post.

For full details and to download the entry form visit: https://reschools.co.uk/uk/roadsafetyweek/.

The competition closes on Sunday October 9.