Children in Ashby de la Zouch are being invited to design a poster for Road Safety Week (17-23 November) and win high-visibility vests for their classmates so they can all be seen more clearly when out and about this winter.

Specsavers at 31 Market Street is asking local primary school children to put their artistic talents to the test and design a poster that promotes road safety to make streets and communities safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

Paula Harper, store director at Specsavers in Ashby de la Zouch, said: ‘With the clocks going back a few weeks ago, it’s now getting dark much earlier so it’s important that we do everything we can to ensure our children can be easily seen, especially when they’re walking to and from school. 

‘We have four sets of 30 hi-vis vests to giveaway so we’re inviting children to design a road safety poster to win a set for them and their classmates. We can’t wait to see what poster designs the children come up with and I’m sure it’s going to be very tough to choose our winners.’

To enter the competition, children simply need to design a poster on a sheet of A4 paper and drop it in to the Specsavers store complete with their name, age, school and a contact number for their teacher. All entries must be received by Specsavers in Ashby by Sunday 30 November. 

Specsavers is the co-sponsor of Road Safety Week, the UK’s flagship road safety event, which is organised by the charity Brake. It’s an opportunity to help raise awareness about the importance of protecting people on bikes and foot as well as raise funds for a worthwhile cause. 

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