To mark National Road Safety Week (23 - 29 November), Specsavers in Barrhead  is helping to keep local children safe by donating 160 high visibility vests to schools in the area.

Easy to spot on journeys

Pupils at St Marks Primary School, Carlibar Primary School and Arthurlie Nursery received the vests as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers to increase the visibility of local children, making it easier for motorists to spot them on their journey to and from school.

Store director at Specsavers in Barrhead, Gail Thompson, said: ‘At this time of year, with the dark mornings and nights, combined with the winter weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, especially children when they are walking to and from school at dawn and dusk.

‘With this in mind we decided that, as part of Road Safety Week, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in the area and offered the high visibility vests to local schools and nurseries.’

Mrs Natalie Fitzsimmons, head teacher at St Marks Primary School, said: ‘It’s absolutely wonderful to receive the high visibility vests from Specsavers as we’ll get so much use from them over the year.

Great initiative

‘The vests will ensure our pupils are clearly visible at all times when they’re out and about on trips. It’s a great initiative from Specsavers that will get youngsters thinking about this important issue.’

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