Pupils at West Witney Primary School received a donation of reflective bag tags to wear on their way to and from school this winter.

Housebuilder David Wilson Homes wanted to encourage safe travel and to promote the journey to school on foot.

Deputy headteacher Dan Long said: “Our children were thrilled to receive their high-vis bag tags. They understand the importance of keeping themselves safe and were keen to wear them whilst walking home. Thanks to David Wilson Homes for providing them.”

The school is located near the homebuilder’s Kingfisher Meadows development on Burford Road, and the donation follows Walk to School Month and Road Safety Week.

Dominic Harman, managing director at David Wilson Homes Mercia, said: “We want to ensure the pupils in the local communities remain visible now the darker nights are here, and our donation has hopefully still encouraged them to safely practice walking to school in the darker mornings and evenings.

“We actively support school pupils at this time of year as we endeavour to help their efforts to commute on foot, and the vests have proven to be both effective and practical.

“As a result of the Covid 19 crisis, it’s even more important for us to support the local schools in and around the communities we build, so we’re thrilled to have had the chance to support West Witney Primary School during the coming months.”