optician store's safety boost for local schoolchildren
Specsavers store has given out 200 high visibility vests to two
local schools during Road Safety Week.
opticians in Burnham-On-Sea High Street has handed over the vests
to East Huntspill and West Huntspill Schools this week in an effort
to help ensure pupils are visibile when walking to and from their
road safety message is important all year round but particularly
during the winter when the days are shorter," store director
Rama Venkat told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
hoping the high-vis vests will ensure the youngsters can be seen
clearly during the dark mornings and nights as well as whenever
they go out on school trips."
Peate, headteacher at the schools, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Were
very grateful to Specsavers for this donation. As well as making
the children more visible, hopefully the vests will also help give
parents peace of mind."
theme of this years Road Safety Week is Make the Brake Pledge,
which outlines six points that people can do to protect themselves
and the people around them, while also reducing emissions and pollution
from vehicles. The six are: Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and
West Huntspill pupils wearing the hi-vis vests with Sai Rama, store
manager (left) and Zoe Counsell, optical assistant (right) from
the Specsavers store in Burnham-On-Sea