Specsavers in Southampton has helped promote sustainable travel in schools with a special donation.

Helping to fund sustainable travel

Specsavers Shirley donated £250 and 100 high-visibility vests to Shirley Infant School, so they can sell them and raise money to help fund scooter/cycle training and bike storage at the school.

Shirley Infants School is working towards achieving a gold award for the Modeshift STARS (Sustainable Travel Accreditation and Recognition for Schools) scheme, which recognises schools that support sustainable travel.

An environmentally-friendly way to get to school

Leighton Simmons, store director at Specsavers Bitterne, Shirley and Totton says: ‘We wanted to help Shirley Infant School in promoting green travel for children with our donation.

‘It’s important they have the necessary facilities to accommodate bikes and other forms of sustainable travel so that more parents will opt for this instead of driving their children to school. We hope the donation of high-vis vests will help them on their way to becoming the first school in Southampton to gain a gold award for the Modeshift STARS scheme.’

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