Bury St Edmunds pupil Anna triumphs in road safety banner competition

Anna Cartwright with Stewart Green and her banner
Anna Cartwright with Stewart Green and her banner

An eight-year-old Bury St Edmunds pupil has won a competition to design a road safety banner.

Anna Cartwright, of St Edmundsbury Primary School, in Grove Road, saw her eye-catching design selected from hundreds of entries received from local schools.

She was presented with a 2m x 1m size banner of her design to display at the school during Road Safety Week.

The competition is run by promotional product company and school uniform supplier Recognition Express Suffolk.

Anna also received a special trophy for her achievement and the school was presented with 192 high visibility drawstring bags.

Headteacher Jo Lundy said: “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 to the importance of staying safe near roads.”

It is the sixth year Recognition Express Suffolk has joined forces with national road safety charity Brake and invited pupils, aged four to 11, to design a road safety banner to display at their school.

Director Stewart Green said: “This competition is one of the highlights of our year and we really look forward to receiving the children’s designs. The results are always fantastic and we are sure that Anna’s banner will help to remind passing traffic to slow down.”

Joe Burns, corporate fund-raiser at Brake, added: “Congratulations to Anna and St Edmundsbury Primary School. Her banner design sends a powerful message to traffic and passers by. We urge all drivers to take notice of Anna’s advice and look out for each other.”