TALENTED young artists have seen their work displayed at the Ashmolean Museum and on the new Chiltern Railways timetables.

Children from more than 50 Oxfordshire schools took part in Young Art Oxford's annual competition, which was supported by the rail operator and raised money to support research into childhood cancers.

The competition's best entries - with the theme of journeys - were exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum last month.

As a result eight winners will now have their work seen by thousands of commuters on the new Chiltern Railways timetables.

Chair of Young Art Oxford, Sarah Stoddart, said: "We would like to thank Chiltern Railways for their involvement with our competition and for their sponsorship.

"Not only does Young Art Oxford raise money for Cancer Research, which they use specifically for research into childhood cancers, but it also gives schoolchildren across Oxfordshire a huge boost in confidence when they see their artwork in the Ashmolean Museum.

"The eight children who have their pictures printed on the timetables are so proud of this extra accolade."

Customer services director for Chiltern Railways, Alan Riley, said: "We are so pleased to have been a part of this journey, partnering with Young Art Oxford and encouraging the creativity of the talented youngsters who live and study along our line."