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Student safety in the frame

16 November, 2017
Children from Lady Katherine Leveson Church of England Primary School with their new high vis vests
Children from Lady Katherine Leveson Church of England Primary School with their new high vis vests

Staff from Solihull and Shirley Specsavers have championed road safety in the local community by donating 60 high visibility vests to Lady Katherine Leveson Church of England Primary School.

Keeping visible during darker months

As part of an initiative to keep children safe in the darker months, the stores donated the vests to a group of youngsters in Nursery and Reception classes. The donation is part of the store’s ongoing commitment to help local children stay safer on the streets.

A word from the store director

Store director, Brad Parkes said: ‘We’re delighted to be able to donate these high visibility vests to the school. Anything that helps to educate young people about road safety or to make them more visible, especially to drivers, is invaluable.

‘We’re always looking for ways to give back to the community and supplying the vests is a brilliant way to support local groups and clubs in the area. We would like to invite any other local schools or groups to get in touch to see if we can help out in any way with driving home the road safety message.’

Big thank you

Simon Russell, Head Teacher of Lady Katherine Leveson School, commented: ‘We’d like to say a big thank you to Brad and his team at Specsavers for this kind donation. We’re always on the lookout for ways to improve the safety of our students, and the high visibility vests ensure everyone stands out on the roads.

‘The group were very excited to receive the vests and I know that they will get a lot of use throughout the year, particularly now the nights are drawing in.’

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