Specsavers staff in Haverfordwest have donated 350 high-visibility vests to 10 schools in Pembrokeshire to promote the importance of road safety.

Promote road safety

The store in contacted the local schools to see whether they would be interested in receiving the vests as part of Specsavers’ campaign to promote road safety to children.

Store director, Paul Skoczek and optical assistant, Kirsty Page, visited the schools and met pupils aged five to 10 years old to hand out the luminous jackets.

Paul Skoczek, director of Specsavers in Haverfordwest, said: ‘Making people aware of the importance of road safety from a young age is something that we think is hugely important. And that’s why we wanted to go out and visit as many schools as we could to spread the message far and wide in Pembrokeshire.’

Visited 10 schools

Specsavers in Haverfordwest visited Ysgol Bro Dewi, Solva School, Mary Immaculate, Puncheston Community Primary School, Prendergast School, Spittal School, Fenton Community Primary School, Johnston Primary School, Cleddau Reach Primary School and Broad Haven Primary School to hand out the 350 vests.

Gareth Lewis, acting head teacher at Broad Haven Primary School, said: ‘It was great to welcome the team from Specsavers to our school. Both staff and pupils found the visit insightful as we talked about the importance of wearing the luminous vests when walking to from and from school or out and about in the community.

‘Motorists often find it hard to see pedestrians wearing dark clothes at night or when visibility is poor, so it is vital that children are easily seen. I’m sure the vests will be used frequently throughout the winter months.’

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