Pupils at a primary school in Chester-le-Street will now be safer when out and about in the community, thanks to a high-visibility vest donation from a local opticians.

Children at Cestria Primary School were presented with 100 vests by Dan Pharoah and Lisa Carson from Specsavers in Chester-le-Street to keep them visible when walking to and from school, or while on school trips.

The donation came during Road Safety Week (23-29 November), an annual awareness drive and the UK’s biggest road safety event.

A word from the store director

Ross McLachlan, store director at Specsavers in Chester-le-Street, said: ‘Now the clocks have gone back, it is more difficult for motorists to see pedestrians on dark mornings and nights.

‘We wanted to help increase the safety of school children in the local community by offering Cestria Primary School high-visibility vests so they can be better seen by motorists when walking near busy roads.’

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