Specsavers in Chichester has encouraged road safety by donating high visibility vests to a local school.
Road Safety Week
The store gave 300 vests to children at Jessie Younghusband School to promote safety at night to mark Road Safety Week, an initiative by the charity Brake.
Head teacher at the school, Kirsty Hendriksen says: ‘We’re very thankful to Specsavers for providing all of our children with their own high visibility vests.
‘They have already been put to good use with many of our children wearing them on their way home and when out on their bikes. We’re also grateful for the vests which have boosted our school collection. The safety of our pupils is incredibly important to us as a school. These vests will allow the children to walk safely in the dark, as well as be visible to cars on outings and school trips.’
Visibility on darker evenings
Store director Mohammed Said says: ‘We want to make sure that children are safe and visible at night as winter is fast approaching.
‘Since the clocks have changed and nights have got darker, we hope our donation will help keep parents’ minds at ease when they’re escorting their children to and from school.’