Barratt Manchester helps local school children stay safe this winter

Children in Reception and Year One at Willow Lane County Primary School in Lancaster, have been presented with high-visibility vests by the local Barratt Homes team at Riverside View.

The vests were donated to the primary school as part of an initiative set up by Barratt Manchester to help keep local children safe when walking to and from school and on school trips, timed ahead of clocks going back on 30th October.

Alan Watt, sales manager at Riverside View, said: “With the clocks going back at the end of the month, it is almost dark when children come out of school, making it much more difficult for motorists to see pedestrians. “We want to help school children in the local community stay safe when out walking by offering high-visibility vests so they can be clearly seen by motorists.”

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Willow Lane Primary School Headteacher, Mr Mel MacKinnon, thanked Barratt Homes for the vests, saying: “We try to encourage as many of our pupils as possible to walk to school in a safe and sensible fashion. It is great to see a developer support such a valuable initiative and we really appreciate the donation from Barratt Homes.”