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Pembroke Dock opticans donate hundreds of high vis vests

22 January, 2015
Lucy Swindlehurst with Tenby Infants pupils wearing their high-vis vests

Specsavers in Pembroke Dock has donated a number of high visibility vests to four local primary schools. The vests were given to help pupils be seen when out walking in the community during the darker months. Sageston School, Tenby Infants, Tenby Juniors and St Teilo’s School each received fifty vests for their pupils

Safety when walking

Students will wear the vests when walking to and from lessons as part of the schools’ ‘Walking Bus’ schemes, and on school trips.

Year Five pupils at Tenby Juniors will also wear the vests when taking part in the school’s cycling proficiency scheme.

Educating the young

Lucy Swindlehurst, optical assistant in Pembroke Dock, said: ‘It’s important to start to educate children about being safe and seen on the roads from a young age. It was great to visit all of the schools to speak to the children and help spread the road safety message. I hope they all enjoy wearing their vests this winter.’

Gill John, head teacher at Tenby Infants, said: ‘We are very grateful for the high-visibility jackets, which will be used for many purposes at the school, including our annual Tour de Tenby cycle ride and team games.’

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