Two team members from Specsavers Wythenshawe visited Newall Green Primary School on Monday 13 March to donate high-visibility jackets and speak to children about the importance of eye care.

Spotting the signs

Specsavers store manager Vicky Timperley and trainee dispensing optician Ben Burnage spoke to children about how to spot early signs that they may need glasses, and how their eyesight can impact their learning as well as road safety.

The school children were also each given their own high-visibility jacket, which they could wear to ensure that they’re easily seen by motorists when they’re walking to and from school.

Vicky and Ben gave the iSpy presentation to 180 school children, which involved activities and a question and answer section, and also left some activity packs for them to continue their learning in class.

Safe and seen

Vicky said: ‘It’s never too early to start learning about the best ways to keep your eyes in good condition.  Children’s eyesight is vitally important to their development at school, so Ben and I were really happy to be able to visit the schoolchildren and answer any questions that they might have about their eyesight.

‘The high visibility jackets we donated will also ensure that they keep themselves seen when they’re out and about, either walking to school or just playing with their friends. 

‘These jackets can be easily seen by motorists, so we hope that the children will be extra aware of their personal safety on trips and excursions now they’ve each got one of their own.’

All Wythenshawe store information