Children from St Peter’s Church of England Primary School are sure to stand out in the dark this winter thanks to a donation of high-visibility vests from Specsavers.

The team from Harborne High Street has donated the vests to the children to help them to stay safe during the darker mornings and evenings.

Specsavers Harborne store director, Amit Madlani said: ‘Now that the clocks have gone back, it’s important that children are more visible to drivers, particularly when out and about on school visits and walking home from school.  Motorists often find it hard to see pedestrians wearing dark clothes at night, so the high-vis vests will help children to be seen more easily.’ 

Mrs Evelyn Murphy, head teacher at St Peter’s, added: ‘We’re very grateful to Specsavers for their kind donation of 100 high-vis vests. Our pupils’ safety is of paramount importance to us, so these vests are very welcome in time for the winter months.’

The high-visibility vests campaign forms part of Specsavers’ support of Road Safety Week (23 – 29 November.) The annual event, which is organised by Brake, is an opportunity to inspire communities to take action on road safety and raise awareness of life-saving messages.

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