Road safety design winner

Thomas Green from the Cantrell Primary School with his national road safety award, head of School, Debbie Weaver and Wayne Cherry from Recognition Express who sponsored the road safety awareness week and provided the trophy, high visibility vests for the school children and had the winning design produced in to poster for outside the Bulwell school.

Thomas Green from the Cantrell Primary School with his national road safety award, head of School, Debbie Weaver and Wayne Cherry from Recognition Express who sponsored the road safety awareness week and provided the trophy, high visibility vests for the school children and had the winning design produced in to poster for outside the Bulwell school.

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A five-year-old boy from a Bulwell school is delighted after his road safety design was chosen as the winning entry from a city-based competition.

The Cantrell Primary and Nursery School pupil’s colourful banner caught the eye of judges at competition organisers Recognition Express Nottingham West, who are a promotional product company and school uniform supplier.

The eye-catching design by Thomas Green, aged five, was selected from hundreds of entries received from local primary schools.

Thomas was presented with a 2m x 1m size banner of his design to display at the school during Road Safety Week (19-25 November).

Thomas also received a special trophy for his achievement and the school was presented with 300 high visibility drawstring bags.

“Road safety is an important issue for our school and we’re grateful to Recognition Express Nottingham West for this competition,” said Mrs Weaver, headteacher.

“The competition has provided a fun way of engaging the children about the subject.

“They have made a huge effort and we think their designs communicate very well the importance of staying safe near roads.”

This is the fifth year running that the company has joined forces with Brake, the national road safety charity, and invited pupils aged between 4-11 to design a road safety banner.

Joe Burns, of Brake, said: “Congratulations to Thomas Green and Cantrell School. His banner design sends a powerful message to traffic and passers-by.”