Specsavers in Barry has donated 200 high-visibility vests to Palmerston Primary School for pupils to wear while taking part in its walking bus initiative.

More than 50 pupils took part in the walking bus during Road Safety week, which ran from 17-23 November.

Safe and seen

Mel Mason, optical assistant at Specsavers in Barry, visited the school to donate the vests and talk to the pupils about being safe and seen on the roads.

Ms Mason said: ‘I was very pleased to donate these vests to Palmerston Primary School. It is very important that pedestrians take care on the roads and wear high-visibility clothing on darker winter mornings and evenings, especially young children as they make their way to and from school.

‘It is very important to teach children about road safety from a young age. It was great to see the children putting what they had learned into action.’

Clear message

Mark Middlemiss, headteacher, Palmerston Primary School, said: ‘We would like to thank Specsavers for its kind donation to our school. They give a clear message to the pupils how important it is to be safe near roads.

‘Our Junior Road Safety Officers helped us to organise the walking bus, and we were delighted that so many pupils wanted to take part.

‘The children walked half a mile, crossing a number of busy roads and we were very proud to see them taking road safety seriously.’

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