Local police, fire and road safety teams spent much of November visiting primary schools in the Eynsham area (including Cassington, Stanton Harcourt, Standlake and North Leigh) to launch this competition. Children were invited to dress up a cycle and a rider in suitable clothing / equipment, to enable them to ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’.
Jon Hardy (Eynsham Fire Station), Ron Spurs (WODC), Tony Miles and Helen Keen (TVP) and Pauline Timms (Rotary Club of Eynsham) had the happy task of presenting awards to the winners at Eynsham Primary School (shown L-R below): Jessica Weller, Bess Schofield and Millie Bustin.
PCSO Helen Keen says, “By the closing date 29 November we received lots of entries, of a very high standard, which were judged by the Rotary Club of Eynsham on 10 December. It's a big well done to Bess Schofield, who is in class 5 at Eynsham Primary School and overall winner of the competition. Bess will be the lucky owner of a shiny new bike and helmet donated by West Oxfordshire District Council.
“The Rotary Club also chose 10 runner-up prizes. One entry from each of the 5 local schools will receive reflective arm bands, bike lights and a bike lock - kindly donated by Rotary - and one entry from each school will receive a package of goodies donated by the County Council Road Safety team. There was one prize of special commendation for a model made by Dorian Pulham from Standlake.”