Southend pupils to be safe this winter

19 December, 2014
Pupils from Sacred Heart Primary school in their Specsavers jackets
Sacred Heart Primary school pupils in their high visibility jackets for Road Safety

Children in Southend will be safer during the dark winter nights thanks to a local opticians.

High visibility jackets

The Specsavers Southend opticians, located at 82A High Street, have donated high visibility jackets to children from the Sacred Heart Primary school, among other groups, to support Road Safety Week and keep the children safe during group outings and trips.

Local primary school

Road Safety Week is an annual initiative championed by road safety charity Brake and co-sponsor Specsavers and the message at its core this year is ‘look out for each other’. Specsavers in Southend have been working hard to raise awareness of road safety among the children and make sure they are visible when using the roads. The store have also donated vests to local primary schools Hamstel Primary and Milton Hall Primary School to keep the pupils safe during school excursions and during their walks to and from school.

Road safety

Specsavers Southend store director, Stephen Kirby, said: ‘Road safety is really important to us and our community so it is great that we are able to raise awareness among the community  and help protect the school children.'

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