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Pupils receive eye opening visit

24 February, 2017
Bridgnorth school children received visits from their local Specsavers
Bridgnorth school children received visits from their local Specsavers

Youngsters from two Bridgnorth schools heard from members of staff at Specsavers Bridgnorth in January, learning about general eye health as well as what it is like to work in optometry. 

Children's eye health

Optical advisor, Andy Hall, visited Claverley Primary School on Wednesday 11 January to speak to the year five pupils about general eye health and the different parts of the eye as part of a series of science lessons. 

Andy said: ‘We always enjoy the opportunity to speak to children about eye health. It’s important for them to understand how to look after their eyes from a young age and to also know what to expect when they visit an opticians. I hope they took a great deal away from the lesson.’

The visit was followed by a careers fair on Thursday 26 January at Oldbury Wells School, where dispensing manager, Phil Clarke, and optical assistant, Chloe Baldwin, spoke to attendees about the variety of careers offered by Specsavers.  

A career at Specsavers

Secondary school pupils were given information about the different roles within an opticians and told about the Specsavers optical apprenticeship programme. 

Teresa Hughes, store director at Specsavers in Bridgnorth, commented: ‘We’re really keen to get involved with our local community, and speaking to young people is a great way to do this. We want children, parents and teachers alike to know more about general eye health, and for those youngsters who are thinking about possible career paths, we want them to know about the benefits Specsavers can offer.

‘We’ve really enjoyed these opportunities, and hope we’re able to encourage other young people in the area to consider a career at Specsavers.’

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