Specsavers in Hucknall has teamed up with local police to raise awareness of Road Safety Week with a special assembly at a local school.

Staff members and local Police Community Support Officer, Martin Chilton, visited National Primary School on Thursday 20 November. Together they spoke to 240 children in an assembly that focused on the importance of road safety. Specsavers also donated 200 high-visibility vests to the school to ensure pupils can be seen more clearly when out and about.

Janet Archer, store director, said: ‘Road Safety Week is a really important nationwide initiative and we were really keen to work alongside the local police to reinforce the message locally. The hi-vis vests we’ve donated to National Primary School will hopefully help to keep the children safer on the roads during the dark mornings and early evenings, while giving teachers and parents greater peace of mind.’

Helen Handley, Deputy Head at National Primary School, said: ‘Here at Hucknall National Primary School, road safety is really important to us. We are so grateful for the high visibility vests and we’re going to use them for our trips to keep our children safe and seen.' 

Specsavers is the co-sponsor of Road Safety Week, the UK’s flagship road safety event, which is organised by road safety charity Brake. It’s an opportunity to help raise awareness about the importance of protecting people on bikes and foot as well as raise funds for a worthwhile cause. www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk

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