Recognition Express has celebrated another winner of its school road safety competition.
Every year, the printing franchise partners with road safety charity BRAKE to run a nationwide school competition. Children aged four to 11 are invited to design an eye-catching poster encouraging drivers to slow down on nearby roads.
For each of the lucky winners, Recognition Express creates a personalised trophy and a large banner featuring their design for the school to display outside their gates.
Ruby Harrod-Perren was one of just 13 winners for this year’s competition, which was called ‘No Need to Speed’. She attends Highview Primary School in Wallington, South London, and was chosen from hundreds of entrants.
Stephen Bennett, Director of Recognition Express’s Croydon branch, was disappointed the pandemic prevented him from visiting Ruby. He said,
“It was such a shame that I couldn’t go into Highview Primary School to present Ruby with her trophy and banner in person, but of course that wasn’t possible this year with the lockdown. I was very impressed with her design and I am sure her work will be admired outside the school.”
Although the Covid-19 pandemic has caused many difficulties this year, Recognition Express was keen to continue its long-standing partnership with BRAKE. It’s managed to print the winning designs and distribute trophies to each of the chosen school pupils.
Stephen explained why Recognition Express was so enthusiastic about upholding the yearly tradition:
“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 helped to restore a sense of normality for the children this term.”
Alice Tuffery, Point Franchise ©