HAMPSHIRE is full of 'road safety heroes' – and schools are being invited to celebrate their work.

For the thirteenth year running, Hambledon-based business Recognition Express Southern, has teamed up with charity Brake to run a ‘design a road safety banner’ competition.

This year's theme is ‘Road Safety Heroes’ and children from four to 11 can enter.

The winning entry will be reproduced onto high quality, full-size banners for display at the child’s school during Road Safety Week (November 15-21).

Also the budding designer will receive a personalised trophy.

Bev Dinenage, director of Recognition Express, said: “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.

“Our design a road safety banner competition has become a fixture in the calendar of many local schools. We are always impressed by the creativity and quality of the designs sent in each year and look forward to seeing more entries than ever before.”

Schools have 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 10.

Katie Shephard, spokesperson for Brake, said: “Brake is delighted to partner with Recognition Express for the 13th year running to support their banner competition. Road Safety Week is an important week in our calendar to engage people with the topic of road safety and this year we’re thrilled to celebrate road safety heroes working to keep our roads safe.

"We look forward to seeing the creative banners designed by children to promote this important message.”