JAY ROBSON (10), St Cyrus School, has won the Design a Road Safety Banner competition run by promotional products and school uniform company Recognition Express North Scotland.
A full-sized banner has been presented to the school to encourage traffic to slow down. Jay has received a Star Award.
The school received 300 high visibility drawstring bags and 200 ‘Star Writer’ pencils, donated by Recognition Express.
Head teacher Mr David Smith said: “We are keen to raise awareness about road safety amongst our pupils. They have made such a huge effort and we’re so proud of them.”
In partnership with Brake, the national road safety charity, Dennis Darcy, owner of Recognition Express North Scotland invited local pupils aged three to 13 to design a road safety banner. Said Dennis Darcy: “The response from local schools has been terrific. We hope that the competition has helped to communicate some important road safety messages and will encourage the children to stay safe. It was hard to choose one winner but we felt that Jay’s banner would be a powerful reminder to passing traffic to slow down.” Every day on UK roads, 10 children under 19 are killed or seriously hurt on foot or bicycle.