A NINE-year-old pupil from Broomfields Junior School is encouraging drivers to slow down after winning a national competition.

Daisy Burton has won a competition run by Recognition Express to design a banner for BRAKE Road Safety Week.

Daisy is one of just 13 winners chosen from hundreds of entries received from children across the UK.

She received a personalised trophy along with a large-scale printed banner featuring her design to display outside Broomfields Junior School in Appleton during Road Safety Week.

Director of Recognition Express Warrington, Alan Stone, said: "It was such a shame that I couldn’t go into the school to present Daisy with her trophy and banner in person, but of course that wasn’t possible this year with the lockdown.

"I was very impressed with her design and I am sure her work will be much admired as the banner is displayed outside the school.

"Whilst our cashflow is tight as a result of the lockdown, we believe road safety is very important, and are committed to keeping people safe.

"Our relationship with BRAKE is long standing and we didn’t want to let them down this year.

"Road Safety Week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action and promote road safety awareness during the week and beyond and it is a privilege to be involved.

"Our competition is a fantastic opportunity to engage primary school children and help establish good road safety sense for years to come.

"We are always impressed by the creativity and quality of the designs sent in each year.

"I hope that our competition helped to restore a sense of normality for the children this term."

As part of its sponsorship of the BRAKE road safety charity, each year promotional products, badges and school uniform specialist Recognition Express invites primary school children aged four to 11 to create a design for a road safety banner.

Each year designs are based on a different BRAKE Road Safety Week theme, which for 2020 is No Need to Speed.