CHILDREN have unveiled hand-drawn road signs aimed at getting drivers on a new estate to watch their speed.

The pupils at Didcot's GEMS primary school designed the colourful warnings as a deterrent to those driving too fast on the streets of the Great Western Park estate.

It comes as part of a ‘20 is plenty’ campaign being run by schools, Taylor Wimpey, police and the residents’ association after a number of incidents on the new estate.

A Year 7 pupil at Aureus School was hit by a construction vehicle in March, prompting a wave of concern about a lack of signage, traffic calming measures and crossings.

Alison Ashcroft, principal at GEMS Didcot Primary Academy, said: “The safety of our children is always of paramount importance to us.

“We were delighted to be involved in creating the artwork for the ‘20 is plenty’ campaign and hope that it really makes drivers think about slowing down for the safety of all road users.”

The campaign has also seen warning signs erected around the schools as well as road safety assemblies held.

All pupils are now required to wear protective equipment if travelling to and from school on a scooter or bicycle.

Oxford artist Rachel Barbaresi worked with the children on their designs.

She held a creative session with the pupils at the school to decide upon a selection of slogans and designs.

Four pupils’ designs were then chosen to be printed and placed on the road signs around Great Western Park.

Ms Barbaresi said: “The children came up with brilliant and original ideas for the designs.

“It was a great pleasure to work with them and we are delighted with the results.”