Southend pupils to be safe this winter
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.
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.'