With National Road Safety Week last week, a Headingley optician pledged to keep local school children safe by donating high visibility vests to brownie troops and primary schools.

Shire Oak Primary School get visible
Children at Shire Oak primary school and the local brownies were each presented with vests by Director Jamal Shere from Specsavers in Headingley. Pupils also took part in a special workshop to ensure that they’re safer when their learning takes them out into the community, while walking to and from school and on school trips.

The high visibility vests were donated to the primary school and brownies as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers, as part of Road Safety Week, to increase the safety of local children when out and about by making it easier for motorists to spot them.

A word from the Director
Store director at the Specsavers store in Headingley comments: ‘At this time of year with the dark mornings and nights, combined with the winter weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, and dusk is particularly hazardous when the children are walking home from school.

‘With this in mind we decided that, as part of Road Safety Week, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in Headingley and offered the Brownies and Shire Oak Primary School the high visibility vests.

‘As part of the initiative, we are also hoping to raise awareness of free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16-year-olds. It is important to make sure that children have regular eye tests as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.’

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