School children will be seen more clearly when out and about thanks to a donation of high-visibility vests from a Specsavers opticians in Morriston. 

Luminous vests

The opticians have donated luminous vests to Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Lôn Las to increase the safety of children while they are walking to and from school or out on group trips.

Wyn James, Specsavers chairman in Wales and director of the Morriston store, visited the school during an assembly to discuss the importance of safety and visibility on the roads, particularly during a time of year when the daylight hours are much shorter.

He said: ‘As a community optician, we are always keen to get involved with local groups and schools as much as we can. And visiting Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Lôn Las to give away the free high-visibility vests was certainly a good way to show our support as autumn turns to winter and pedestrians become even more vulnerable road users.

‘Champion importance of road safety’

‘At Specsavers we continually champion the importance of road safety, and donating the high-visibility vests is a way to ensure that local schoolchildren are seen and are safe when they are outdoors.’

Karen Thomas, head teach at Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Lôn Las, said: ‘I’m delighted that Specsavers chose to donate the high-visibility vests to pupils at Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Lôn Las.

‘The importance of safety on the roads, particularly when there are fewer daylight hours, is something that cannot be underestimated, and it’s great to see Specsavers promote this. Our pupils were certainly excited to receive the vests and we thank Wyn and the team for coming into the school to share them with us.’

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