Specsavers in South Shields have donated high-visibility vests to a local primary school to keep the children safer when out and about in the community. 

Children at St Bede’s Primary School were presented with 300 vests by Gail Miles from Specsavers in the town to keep them visible when walking to and from school or while on school trips. The donation comes ahead of Road Safety Week (23-29 November), an annual awareness drive and the UK’s biggest road safety event.

A word from the director

Bryan Clark, store director at Specsavers in South Shields, said: ‘Now the clocks have gone back, it is more difficult for motorists to see pedestrians on dark mornings and nights.

‘We wanted to help increase the safety of school children in the local community by offering St Bede’s Primary School high-visibility vests so they can be better seen by motorists when walking near busy roads.’

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