Many children face hazards if they walk to and from school along busy roads.

The road safety team from Oxfordshire County Council did their best to minimise the risks by issuing youngsters with yellow road safety reflectors.

To make them more appealing, they labelled them ‘Big Chief’ after one of the favourite characters at the time.

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The picture was taken at North Hinksey Primary School in Oxford in 1999 as Mandy Rigault, right, the council’s senior road safety officer, handed the reflectors to pupils.

North Hinksey CE Primary School became part of Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST) in October 2017. ODST is a thriving multi-academy trust with schools across Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

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