Pupils at a Bicester school were given reflective bag tags to mark road safety week.

Southwold Primary School received 100 hi-vis bag tags donated by David Wilson Homes.

The aim is to ensure children are easily visible while walking to and from school during the darker months of the year.

thisisoxfordshire: The school was gifted 100 tagsThe school was gifted 100 tags (Image: David Wilson Homes)

Deputy headteacher at Southwold Primary School, Claire Palser, said: "As the nights become darker, safety of our children is paramount, so we are really pleased to be accepting these reflective bag tags.

"We teach the children about visibility, retaining a sense of awareness and following road safety rules as these are key to helping children stay safe.

thisisoxfordshire: A new road safety campaign has been launched at Southwold Primary School"A big thank you from our school community."

The donation follows the National Travel Survey report by the Department for Transport which revealed 49 per cent of five to 10-year-olds walked to school in 2022.

thisisoxfordshire: A new road safety campaign has been launched at Southwold Primary SchoolManaging director at David Wilson Homes Mercia, Dominic Harman, said: "Road safety week is a campaign that we will always actively support as the safety of pupils walking to and from school is of utmost importance.

"We have a number of families moving into Hemins Place, so we hope the donation of reflective bag tags to Southwold Primary School will help its pupils to continue their commute on foot now we have fewer hours of daylight."