Specsavers in Pontypridd has donated 250 high-visibility vests to a Treorchy Primary School, to make sure pupils can be seen when out walking to lessons.

Geraint Jones, store director at Specsavers in Pontypridd, visited the school to donate the vests and talk to the pupils about the importance of being safe and seen on the roads.

Road safety message

Geraint Jones said: ‘It is very important that pedestrians take care on the roads and wear high-visibility clothing when out and about on darker winter mornings and evenings, especially young children as they make their way to and from school.

‘It’s also important to start educating children about being safe and seen on the roads from a young age, so it was great to speak to the children to spread the road safety message. I hope they all enjoy wearing their vests this winter.’

Kind donation

Louise Reynolds, head teacher at Treorchy Primary School, said: ‘We would like to thank Specsavers for its kind donation to our school. The children will wear the vests when out in the community, on school trips, and when walking to the library and to their basketball lessons at Treorchy Boys Club.

‘Educating young children about the importance of being safe on the roads is very important, particularly at this time of year, so we’d like to thank Geraint for taking the time to come and speak to the children.’

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