CHILDREN from across the borough are being encouraged by a Wombwell-based company to take part in a nationwide competition to design a road safety banner.

Logo merchandising company, Recognition Express, which has offices in Wombwell has collaborated with road safety charity BRAKE to run the competition.

During the competition, children will be asked to create a banner around the theme of road safety will be displayed outside the winning child's school to help encourage drivers to stay within the speed limit.

Figures show that someone is injured on roads in the UK every four minutes with car speed playing a part in each incident.

This year's theme is 'no need to speed' and the winning banner will be displayed during Road Safety Week from November 16-22.

Chris Masters, managing 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.

“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.”

The competition will close on October 18 and winners from each region across the country will be chosen.

To enter, click here.