Specsavers Cumbernauld donated 100 high visibility vests to Whitelees Primary School during Road Safety Week.

All children in P1 - 3, received the vests as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers to increase the visibility of local children when out and about and make it easier for motorists to spot them.

Aim to increase safety of children

Store director at Specsavers in Cumbernauld, Antonia McNeill, said: ‘With the dark mornings and nights, combined with the winter weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, and dusk is particularly hazardous when children are walking home from school.

‘With this in mind we decided that, as part of Road Safety Week, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in the town and offered Whitelees Primary School the high visibility vests.’

Focus on road safety

Bernadette Hunter, head teacher of Whitelees Primary School, said: ‘All of our pupils from primaries one to three have been kitted out with vests for the walk to school, as have the members of the school’s cycling club.

‘The timing couldn’t be more apt as our pupils are currently undertaking a community project with a focus on road safety. It’s a great initiative from Specsavers that will get youngsters thinking about this important issue.’

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