Specsavers in Cheltenham championed road safety in the local community by donating high-visibility vests to Springbank Primary Academy.

The team donated the vests to help ensure the local pupils and teaching staff will be seen when out and about during the winter months.

Helping to educate young people

PR co-ordinator Emily Ashman, said: ‘We are committed to helping local children stay safer on the streets – anything that helps educate young people about road safety or to make them more visible, especially to drivers, is invaluable.

‘It’s great that we’ve been able to support Springbank Primary Academy.

‘Now that the days are shorter, we thought it was the ideal time to hand the vests out to children for their walks to and from school.’

Big thank you

Shirley Clarke, head teacher at Springbank Primary Academy, commented: ‘We’d like to say a big thank you to Specsavers in Cheltenham for this generous donation.

'The safety of our children is a top priority and these high-visibility vests will ensure that every child stands out.

‘The vests are a big hit and the children are looking forward to having an opportunity to wear them. They will get a lot of use throughout the year, especially in these darker winter months.’

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