The Greenock opticians has pledged to help youngsters stay safe when out and about on darker afternoons and evenings by donating high visibility vests to two local primary schools.

Staying safe this winter

Boys and girls at Kilmacolm Primary School received vests from the Specsavers store in Oak Mall Shopping Centre. Inverkip Primary School also received 90 vests for its primary one and two classes.

Store director, Jonathan Dry, and pre-registration optometrist, Lona Bonfanti, visited the schools to give the vests to the youngsters to help them stay visible on the roads.

Jonathan said: ‘At this time of year, it can be very difficult for drivers to see pedestrians, and dusk is a particularly hazardous time as many youngsters may be walking home from school.

Helping to increase the safety of local children is so important and we’re pleased that we have been able to donate the vests to help them stay safe.’

Important reminder

Simone McCredie, head teacher at Kilmacolm Primary School, added: ‘We are delighted with the vest donation from Specsavers. As well as being great for the walk to school they will be useful for school trips.

Jonathan and Lona’s visit also provided an important reminder to our children about the importance of road safety, especially during the long nights.’

The store donated the vests to mark National Children’s Eye Health month (24 October – 23 November) and Road Safety Awareness Week (21 – 27 November).

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