Staff from the Specsavers Opticians on Spytty Road have donated 25 high-visibility vests to a local school to help make sure children can be seen when they are out walking in the community.

The store was contacted by Llanmartin Primary School to see if it could provide high-visibility vests to the school children in a bid to promote the importance of being safe and seen when walking on the roads.

Importance of road safety

Maggie Aizlewood, community champion at Specsavers Spytty Road, visited the school to donate the vests and highlight the importance of road safety.

Jason Williams, director of Specsavers in Spytty Road, Newport, said: ‘It was a pleasure to donate the high-visibility vests to Llanmartin Primary as it is very important for children to be visible to drivers. Specsavers is dedicated to championing the message of being safe and seen on the roads, especially for young children who may not be aware of just how dangerous the roads can be.

‘The vests are a great way to teach children about the road safety message and I’m sure they will get a lot of use at the school.’

An ‘invaluable’ donation

Juliann Harvey, chairwoman of the parent, teacher and friend association at Llanmartin Primary School, said: ‘I’d like to say a big thank you to Specsavers for coming into the school and donating 25 high-visibility vests to our pupils. It’s great to have support from a community optician.’

Victoria Curtis, head teacher at Llanmartin Primary School, said: ‘Unfortunately, we have recently lost our school crossing patrol assistant and so pupils have been learning about road safety with staff from Kerbcraft. The high-visibility vests that have been donated will be invaluable to us.'

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