Framlingham schoolgirl, 9, wins national competition to highlight the importance of road safety

Sir Robert Hitcham's pupil Jenna Martin with Stewart Green, of Recognition Express Suffolk, and a bl

Sir Robert Hitcham's pupil Jenna Martin with Stewart Green, of Recognition Express Suffolk, and a blown up version of her banner and junior road safety officers at the school - Credit: Archant

A pupil at Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School in Framlingham has won a national competition run by road safety charity Brake.

Jenna Martin, a pupil at Framlingham’s Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School, won the competition run by Recognition Express Suffolk and national charity Brake to design a banner for Road Safety Week.

Judges were impressed by Jenna’s eye-catching design which they felt effectively showcased this year’s Road Safety Week theme: Drive less – live more.

Jenna beat hundreds of entries from other primary school pupils and was presented with a 2m x 1m banner of her design to display at the school.

She also received a trophy for her achievement, and the school received 330 high visibility drawstring bags donated by Recognition Express.

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Mrs Picton, head teacher at Framlingham Sir Robert Hitchams Primary School, said: “Road safety is an important issue for our school and we’re grateful to Recognition Express for this competition, which has provided a fun way of engaging the children about the subject.

“They have made a huge effort and I think their designs communicate very well the importance of road safety.”

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Stewart Green, director of Recognition Express Suffolk, 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 Jenna’s banner will encourage people to consider alternatives to motorised transport and understand the benefits driving less can bring to road safety, health, personal finances, communities and the planet.”

Joe Burns, corporate fundraiser at Brake said: “Congratulations to Jenna and Framlingham Sir Robert Hitchams Primary School. Her banner design sends a powerful message to traffic and passers by. We urge all drivers to take notice of Jenna’s advice and drive less – live more.”

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