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Top prize for road safety champions


January 18, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ January 2018 Cotswold News


Eight West Oxfordshire primary school pupils are the proud owners of new bikes after winning a special competition.

 They were selected from scores of entries from youngsters at 23 primary schools across the District who designed posters highlighting road safety for cyclists.

The competition was organised by Cllr Norman MacRae MBE, Chairman of West Oxfordshire District Council with sponsorship from Witney Rotary, Carterton Lions, Chipping Norton Lions and Witney Lions clubs, Witney Round Table and Mrs Carole MacRae.

Cllr MacRae said: “The standard of entries was really high and it is encouraging to see so many young people becoming aware of the importance of road safety.

“It was also a fantastic surprise for the winners and I loved seeing how delighted they were to be given a new bike.”

The competition is inspired by classes on road safety and cycling proficiency which are carried out by the schools in association with the police.

As well as receiving a new bike, each of the eight children also had a helmet and bike lights.

Pictured is Thomas Wilby of St Peters School, Cassington. He is with from left:  Dion Hickin (President Witney Rotary), Mrs Carole MacRae and Cllr Norman MacRae.

The other winners are Bethany Sparrowhawk (Aston & Cote School), Jacob Peate (Gateway, Carterton), Evie Maunder (Holy Trinity, Chipping Norton), Ella Merry (Leafield), George Belcher (Middle Barton), Millie Walker (North Leigh) and Eloise Harkness (Wychwood).