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Monmouth school children receive hi-vis vests

06 January, 2016

Staff at Specsavers in Monmouth have donated 100 high-visibility vests to two local primary schools, to help make sure children can be seen when they are out walking in the community.

Dark winter evenings

With the darker evenings drawing in, the store on Monnow Street contacted Osbaston Junior School and Overmonnow Junior School to see if it could donate high-visibility vests to its pupils.

Emily Frost, store manager and dispensing optician, chose to contact Overmonnow Juniors because she is a former pupil of the school.

The vests were donated to highlight the importance of road safety to the school children.

‘Safe and seen’

Peter Render, director at Specsavers Monmouth, said: ‘It was a pleasure to donate the high-visibility vests to Osbaston Junior School and Overmonnow Junior School. Specsavers is dedicated to championing the important message of being safe and seen on the roads, especially for younger children who may not be aware of just how dangerous our roads can be.

‘The vests are a fun way to educate children about the road safety message as well as making them more visible to drivers when they are out walking.’

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