Children at two schools in Nottinghamshire will benefit from a donation of high-visibility vests from a local opticians, ensuring they stand out on the roads. 

Members of the team from Specsavers in Sutton-in-Ashfield visited children at Morven Park Primary School in Kirkby-in-Ashfield and donated 100 vests to youngsters. They also donated a further 100 vests to St Mary’s Primary School.

Amy Dobb, foundation stage co-ordinator at Morven Park Primary School said: ‘We’re very grateful to Specsavers for their kind donation of 100 high-vis vests. Our pupils’ safety is of paramount importance to us, so these vests are very welcome.’

In a talk focussing on visibility, children at the schools learnt from the Specsavers team about staying safe on the roads during the darker mornings and evenings and the importance of visiting the optician to keep their eyes in good health.

Pupils at Morven Primary School also took part in a hands-on creative activity, designing and crafting their own specs out of cardboard. 

Nigel Davidson, store director at Specsavers in Sutton-in-Ashfield, said: ‘We’re delighted to give these vests to children in the local area, as they really make a difference when they are out and about near roads.’

Specsavers supports road safety charity, Brake, to inspire communities to take action on road safety and raise awareness of life-saving messages.

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