Brake launches road safety competition for primary schools

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Author: | Updated: 06 Apr 2017 09:29

Road safety charity Brake is launching a poster competition that aims to help children spread important road safety info in their local communities.

This fun new initiative aims to inspire and engage children aged 4-11 and spread the message that drivers need to slow down around school.

Brake has launched a new competition for kids aged between 4 and 11.

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The competition is supported by both the National Fire Chiefs Council and the National Police Chiefs’ Council, and will see the two winning designs (4-7, and 7-11) turned into real banners that will be displayed outside schools and in local communities.

To help teachers and road safety professionals inspire pupils, Brake has produced a series of free resources, including assembly and workshop presentations that they can deliver to either the whole school or a single class on a day of their choice.

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Children can then create a poster about the dangers of adults speeding - something that puts kids' lives at risk every single day. Speed contributes to around one-third of road deaths in high-income countries, and up to half in low- and middle-income countries.

Dave Nichols, community engagement manager for Brake, the road safety charity, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for schools, children and parents to work together to help raise awareness about the dangers of speeding in their local community.”

Last year, ContractHireAndLeasing teamed up with a school for Brake’s Road Safety Week, asking students to design their ultimate safe car. You can see some of the spectacular results here…

Last year we teamed up with Brake and asked kids to create their ultimate safe car.

Sean Bone-Knell, National Fire Chiefs Council Road Safety Lead, said: “Children are our future; and if we can help them understand the basics of road safety at an early age, we are hopeful this will help them stay safe on and around our roads.”

If you want to get involved in Brake’s latest competition, entries need to be submitted by Friday 30 June 2017. You can find more info about entering at: www.brake.org.uk/postercomp

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