Staff at Specsavers in Swansea have donated 300 high-visibility vests to two local primary schools to help make sure children can be seen by other road users when they are out walking in the community.

Luminous jacket donation

The store, which is located on the Kingsway, Swansea, contacted Brynhyfryd Primary School and Townhill Community School to see if it could donate the high-visibility vests to its pupils.

Louise Whiffin, dispensing optician at Swansea, and Geraint Rees, senior manager at the store, visited the schools to speak to children about the importance of looking after eye health as well as sharing information about how certain foods can preserve eyesight.

They also encouraged the children to use the luminous jackets to help to be safe and seen on the roads, especially during the darker winter months.

Road safety message

Louise Whiffin, dispensing optician at Specsavers in Swansea, said: ‘Specsavers is dedicated to championing the important message of being seen and safe on our roads, and this message is particularly important for younger children who may not be aware of just how dangerous our roads can be.

‘It was great to visit two of our local schools to give out the vests and talk to the assembly of pupils about general eye health.’

Mrs Jones, teacher at Brynhyfryd Primary School, said: ‘I’d like to thank Specsavers for donating the high-visibility vests and talking to our pupils about road safety.

‘The vests really make children stand-out in the darker nights and help make drivers more aware of the young pedestrians on the roads. I know our pupils will look forward to wearing them.’

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