Staff at Specsavers in Llanelli have donated 100 high-visibility vests to a local primary school to help make sure children can be seen when they are out walking in the community.

Darker evenings

With the darker evenings drawing in, the store on Stepney Street contacted Bryn Primary School to see if it could provide high-visibility vests to its pupils.

Sher Lewis, optical assistant at Specsavers in Llanelli, visited the school to donate the vests and talk to the children about the importance of being safe and seen on the roads, especially during the darker winter months.

‘Safe and seen’

Matthew Harvey, director at Specsavers Llanelli, said: ‘It was a pleasure to donate the high-visibility vests to Bryn Primary School. Specsavers is dedicated to championing the important message of being safe and seen on the roads, especially for younger children who may not be aware of just how dangerous our roads can be.

‘The vests are a fun way to educate children about the road safety message as well as making them more visible to drivers when they are out walking.’

Sharon King, nursery teacher at Bryn Primary School, said: ‘I’d like to say a big thank you to Specsavers in Llanelli for donating the high-visibility vests to our school.

‘They really make the children stand-out in the darker nights, and help make drivers more aware of the young pedestrians on the roads. I know our pupils will look forward to wearing them this winter.’

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