Hi-vis vests donated to help school kids be seen in Neath
Specsavers opticians in Neath has donated 200 high-visibility vests to a local primary school, to make sure children are safe and seen when out walking to lessons.
Now that the evenings are darker, the store contacted Coedffranc Primary School to see if it could provide some high-visibility vests to the pupils.
Natalie Berryman, contact lens supervisor at Specsavers in Neath, visited the school to donate the vests and talk to the reception class pupils about the importance of road safety.
Take care on roads
Natalie said: ‘We are very pleased to donate these vests to Coedffranc Primary School. It is very important that pedestrians take care on the roads and wear high-visibility clothing when on darker winter mornings and evenings, especially young children as they make their way to and from school.
‘It was great to come into school and speak to the children to spread the road safety message. I hope they all enjoy wearing their vests this winter.’
Cheryl Jones, head teacher at Coedffranc Primary School, said: ‘We are extremely grateful for the hi-vis jackets. They will be used by our younger pupils when outside and on school trips, enabling us to have greater visibility of the children.’