The team from Specsavers in Leigh are helping to keep local school children safe this Road Safety Week by donating a collection of high visibility vests to a primary school in the town.

Children at Leigh C.E. Junior School were presented with a massive 300 vests by Cally Hudspith, senior optical assistant from Leigh Specsavers to ensure they are as safe as possible when out and about.

Increasing the safety of local children

The jackets were donated as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers, as part of Road Safety Week, to increase the safety of local children walking to and from school and while on trips, making it easier for motorists to spot them.

Store director at the Specsavers store in Leigh, Rumit Patel, commented: ‘As we welcome darker mornings and evenings, it can be hard for motorists to see pedestrians, especially when children are walking home from school.

'With this in mind, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in Leigh and offered Leigh C.E. Junior School the high visibility vests.

‘As part of the initiative, we are also highlighting the free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16-year-olds. It is important to make sure that children have regular eye tests as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.’

Educating the youth on road safety

Mr Callaghan, headteacher at Leigh C.E. Junior School, said: ‘We were pleased to welcome Specsavers into school this week to present children with the high visibility vests.

‘Anything that helps to educate young people about road safety or makes them more visible to other road users is invaluable and we’re sure that the vests will prove invaluable, especially over the winter months to come.’

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