The Alloa opticians has pledged to help youngsters stay safer on darker afternoons and evenings by donating 50 high-visibility vests to a local primary school.

Staying visible

Specsavers in Alloa donated the vests to Sunnyside Primary School to help primary one pupils stay visible when travelling to and from school.

Staff from the opticians also delivered a careers talk to pupils to inspire them to consider a career in optometry.

A word from the store

Lynne Sangster, retail director at Specsavers in Alloa, said: ‘At this time of year, it can be very difficult for drivers to see pedestrians, and dusk is a particularly hazardous time as many youngsters may be walking home from school.

‘Helping to increase the safety of local children is so important and we’re pleased that we have been able to donate the vests to benefit pupils at the school.’

Gayle Penman, headteacher at Sunnyside Primary School, added: ‘We are delighted with the vest donation from Specsavers. They’ll definitely come in handy for educational class trips.’

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