Sunrise Nursery in Northwich have been donated hi-vis vest from Barratt Homes, part of Walk to School Month.
Sunrise Nursery in Northwich have been donated hi-vis vest from Barratt Homes, part of Walk to School Month.

Pupils across various schools and nurseries in Cheshire and Lancashire recently received a donation of reflective vests to help them shine bright whilst on their way to and from school for Road Safety Week in November (15th to 21st November).

The schools and nurseries were given reflective vests for its pupils to wear whilst walking to and from school, ensuring they can be easily seen on the roads as the darker nights draw in. Road Safety Week runs in November each year and encourages pupils to celebrate the journey to school on foot.

Fiona Heppenstall, Acting Headteacher at Barnacre Road Primary School, said: “We are really grateful for the donation of hi-vis vests. The children loved trying them on and are looking forward to our visits out when we will make very good use of the vests. “The vests make the children so much more visible to motorists, they are an essential piece of equipment for the darker days or in bad weather. We thank Barratt Homes very much for supporting us to keep the children safe.” Barnacre Road Primary School is located near the homebuilder’s Bowland Meadow development on Chipping Lane and the donation of hi-vis vests is another part of Barratt Homes’ outreach to the local community.

In what’s been a challenging time for schools across the country as a result of the pandemic, Barratt is as committed as ever to providing support during Road Safety Week and beyond.

Michaela Lancaster, Sales Director at Barratt Homes Manchester, said: “We want to ensure the pupils in the local communities remain visible now the darker nights are here, and our donation has hopefully still encouraged them to safely practice Road Safety Week. “This is a campaign we actively support each year as we endeavor to help local school children in their efforts to commute on foot, and the vests have proven to be both effective and practical. “As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s even more important for us to support the local schools in and around the communities we build”.

Barratt Homes’ hi-vis vests will be particularly useful during Road Safety Week, whilst being certain to benefit the pupils in their future journeys to school throughout the winter months.

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