Brixham C of E Primary School children are keen to be seen after receiving 300 hi-vis safety vests from the town’s Specsavers store.
Staff at the school wanted their pupils to stand out when they walk to and from the Higher Ranscombe Road site on dark mornings and evenings, so they approached the Specsavers staff to see if they could help out.
Since 2012, Specsavers has donated more than one million hi-vis vests to schools, nurseries and youth groups during the winter months, and the Brixham store was more than happy to assist the primary school.
Julie Zberowski, store director, says: ‘We are always proud to support the Brixham community in any way we can, and what better way to highlight road safety than ensuring local children are safe when they’re out and about.
‘Now that the clocks have gone back and the nights are getting darker, we want to ensure that children – and their parents – feel they are visible to motorists during the next few months.
‘Providing children with high-visibility vests is a simple but effective way of doing this, and we’re pleased to have been able to donate the vests to such a deserving school.’
Specsavers is also a co-sponsor of Road Safety Week, an annual event aimed at raising awareness of road-safety messages.
Mrs Cristy Nelson, Head Teacher at Brixham C of E Primary School, says: ‘These hi-vis vests will be a great resource for our pupils and will be used regularly throughout the year, ensuring our young people are safer when they are out in the community.
‘We’re truly thankful to Specsavers for their kind and generous offer to supply the vests to our school. It really is appreciated.’
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