Comic Strip Competition

Comic Strip Competition

About this activity

Suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils.

NB: We’re bringing together all the TfL education programmes, including STARS, under one exciting new umbrella programme called TfL Travel for Life. They will be the same great programmes, but with a new name and a new look, easier online process and dedicated support team. STARS for primary schools will be renamed TfL Explorers. STARS for secondary schools will be renamed TfL Pioneers.

Launch a Comic Strip Competition at your school to strengthen road safety messages in a creative and educational way. Ask pupils to share their school journey using the Comic Strip Competition application form, focusing on how they stay safe and how they could make their journey even safer.

You can run the competition on a class or school-wide basis. It can also be launched to coincide with October’s International Walking Month or November's Road Safety Week.

Celebrate the winner and their creations by announcing their names in assembly and feature them in your school's newsletter or on your website.

What you'll need

How to evidence your activity

  • Involve your borough officer: Share your ideas, agree your targets and discuss any challenges you face
  • Record the feedback from your pupils. Note how they engaged with the competition, the themes, issues and challenges raised and how you will address them (you can discuss ideas with your borough officer)
  • Add your story to the TfL Travel for Life website. Explain your activity and include your pupils’ feedback and photos of the winning entries. Also include any promotional materials you produced to support the competition

Activity contributed by London Borough of Hillingdon.

This activity supports the Vision Zero target to eliminate death and serious injuries on London’s streets.


Activity steps

Road safety messages
With the help of your borough officer, invite your local Road Safety Officer to come in and share key road and pedestrian safety messages
Launch the competition
Inspired by the Road Safety Officer's visit, give your pupils the Comic Strip Competition application form (see Resources) and get creative! Show examples and give them a deadline for handing in their entries
Celebrate the winners
Announce the winners in an assembly and give out any prizes or certificates. You could invite your road safety or borough officer to judge the entries!
Spread the word
Share your winning road safety comic strips with the wider school community in your newsletters and on your website to spread the road safety message
Check for success
Ask pupils how they found the competition and what key road safety messages they've taken away with them
Tell your story
Feedback to your borough officer and add your story to the TfL Travel for Life website


  • Walking
  • Road safety

This activity counts towards:

  • Travel activity

How it helps

  • Introduces key road safety messages
  • A creative and educational activity


Useful links, templates and case studies to support this activity