Pupils’ safety put in the frame

Brighouse Specsavers donates high vis vests to Field Lane primary school (1)
Brighouse Specsavers donates high vis vests to Field Lane primary school (1)

A Brighouse optician has pledged to keep local children safe by donating high visibility vests to Field Lane Primary School.

Children at the school in Rastrick were presented with 200 vests by a representative from Brighouse Specsavers.

By donating the jackets, the Specsavers team hopes to increase the safety of local children when out and about, by making it easier for motorists to spot them.

Gareth Hart, store director at Specsavers in Brighouse, said: “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, as part of Road Safety Week, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in Brighouse and offered Field Lane Primary School the high visibility vests.

“Our safety initiative also aims to raise awareness of the free glasses and eye tests we offer to anyone under the age of 16.

“It is important to make sure that children have regular eye tests as an undetected problem in the early stages of development could lead to something more severe in the long term.”

For more information about the work Specsavers in Brighouse is doing in the community, call 01484 711222 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/ Brighouse.