Opticians’ child safety donation

Hundreds of young pupils will now be walking to school more safely after being handed high visibility vests.

Sudbury based opticians Wardale Williams is donating more than 400 high visibility vests to pupils at a total of nine schools and playgroups.

The vests will help to ensure children can be clearly seen when crossing roads or taking part in activities outside of the school grounds.

The vests have already been delivered to the Acton Playgroup and Long Melford Primary School. Christopher Moulton, deputy headteacher at Long Melford Primary said: “All of the pupils and staff are very grateful for the donation of the hi-vis jackets.

“We often go on learning walks around our local community and these will be fantastic for this.

“Teaching our pupils about personal safety is very important to us and these jackets help us to reinforce the message about being safe and careful near roads.”

Other schools to receive the high visibility vests include Tudor Primary in Sudbury, Boxford Primary School, De Vere Primary School in Castle Hedingham, St Giles C of E Primary in Great Maplestead, Polstead Playgroup and Earls Colne Primary.

Amanda Skinner, practice manager at Wardale Williams in Sudbury said: “We are delighted to help make so many children just a little safer when walking near roads.”