Following National Road Safety Week, Wakefield Specsavers has pledged to keep local school children safe by donating high visibility vests to local primary schools and Brownies.

Local school children receive high vis vests

Children at Crofton Infant and Junior, Lofthouse Gate School and 29th Wakefield Brownies were presented with vests by Specsavers in Wakefield. Pupils also took part in a special workshop to ensure that they’re safer when their learning takes them out into the community, while walking to and from school and on school trips.

The high visibility vests were donated to the primary schools and brownies as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers, as part of Road Safety Week, to increase the safety of local children when out and about by making it easier for motorists to spot them.

A word from the Director

Store Director, Reinhard Muckenhuber at the Specsavers store in Wakefield comments: ‘At this time of year with the dark mornings and nights, combined with the winter weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, and dusk is particularly hazardous when the children are walking home from school.

‘With this in mind we decided that, following Road Safety Week, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in Wakefield and offered Crofton Infant and Junior, Lofthouse Gate primary school and local Brownies the high visibility vests.

‘As part of the initiative, we are also hoping to raise awareness of free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16-year-olds. It is important to make sure that children have regular eye tests as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.’

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