In aid of national Road Safety Week (17-23 November), staff from Specsavers in Barrow-in-Furness are helping to keep local school children safe after donating a collection of high visibility vests to Yarlside Primary School on Redoak Avenue. 




A warm welcome for Specsavers staff

Children welcomed Simon LeFever, store director and Kerry Little, optical advisor from Specsavers in Barrow-in-Furness who presented them with the invaluable jackets aimed at increasing their safety. 

Store director at the Specsavers store in Barrow-in-Furness, Simon LeFever, commented: ‘As the dark mornings and nights combine with wintry weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, making it particularly hazardous when the children are walking to and from school. 

Increasing safety of local children

‘With this in mind, we wanted to do all we could to help increase the safety of children in Barrow-in-Furness and offered Yarlside Primary School the high visibility vests. 

‘As part of the initiative, we are also aiming to raise awareness of the free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16-year-olds. It is important to make sure that children have regular eye tests as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.’ 

A headteacher's thanks

Mrs Pierce, headteacher at Yarlside Primary School added: ‘We’re delighted to have welcomed the team from Specsavers into school this week to present the children with their high visibility vests. 

‘The jackets will be an extremely valuable asset to the school that will assist us in keeping our children as safe as possible, while helping to educate the pupils about the importance of road safety.’ 

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