Children at a local primary school will be seen more clearly this winter thanks to a donation of high-visibility vests from Specsavers.

As part of an initiative to keep children safe in the darker months, the store donated 200 hi-vis vests to children at Bridgetown Primary School, helping them to stay safe when out and about this winter.

‘Now that the clocks have gone back, it’s important that we do everything we can to help keep children safe as the nights draw in,’ said Jonathan Belcher, store director. ‘These vests will make children easily visible to drivers and, as a lot of children’s learning takes place outside the classroom, I’m sure they’ll also come in useful on school trips.’

Louise Lowes, head teacher at Bridgetown Primary, said: ‘We’re very grateful to Specsavers for kindly donating these vests for our children to use. Our pupils’ safety is very important to us so I’m sure these vests will be useful, particularly during the winter months.’

The store’s donation forms part of Specsavers’ support – as a co-sponsor – of Road Safety Week (23-29 November). The annual event, which is organised by Brake, is an opportunity to inspire communities to take action on road safety and raise awareness of life-saving messages.

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