Opticians helps school children to be seen
Specsavers in Stratford upon Avon is helping children to be seen clearly this winter by donating high-visibility vests to a local school.
Specsavers at 8 Wood Street, Stratford upon Avon, donated the vests to St. Gregory’s Primary School where staff met head teacher Mrs McNally and pupils who had been nominated as the school’s road safety ambassadors. This activity forms part of Specsavers’ support, as a co-sponsor of Road Safety Week (17-23 November), which is organised by road safety charity Brake.
The store has also donated 100 high-visibility vests to the Stratford Upon Avon District Scout group which accounts for seven Scouts clubs in the local region covering areas such as Stratford, Wellesbourne, Tiddington and Shipston. The vests will be equally distributed to ensure that the children are seen when out and about.
Paul Griffiths, store director, said: ‘It’s great to get behind this initiative with the clocks having gone back and the nights drawing in. Now really is the time to think about the safety of children walking to and from school, we hope that it will give parents and teachers peace of mind.’
Specsavers stores across the country are donating high-visibility vests to local schools as part of an initiative to keep local school children safe when out and about this winter.
Road Safety Week is organised by Brake, the national road safety charity which helps to save lives and support people bereaved by road crashes.