Donation to help pupils to stand out

Year 6 pupils at Malvin's Close Primary Academy, Blyth with hi-visibility vests and wristbands donated by Barratt Homes (left to right) Megan Sinclair, Jay Renfree, Owen Sellar, Dylan Monaghan, Emma Gainford and Olivia Ferry.
Year 6 pupils at Malvin's Close Primary Academy, Blyth with hi-visibility vests and wristbands donated by Barratt Homes (left to right) Megan Sinclair, Jay Renfree, Owen Sellar, Dylan Monaghan, Emma Gainford and Olivia Ferry.
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Youngsters at a Blyth school are standing out from the crowd thanks to a donation from a housebuilder.

Pupils at Malvin’s Close Primary Academy marked International Walk to School Month thanks to support from Barratt North East.

The company, which is building new homes nearby at Horton Park, has donated 50 hi-visibility vests and hi-visibility wristbands to all pupils to help keep them safe.

Headteacher Julie Bowman said: “We believe walking to school is important and try to encourage as many of our pupils as possible to do so in a safe and sensible fashion.

“We really appreciate the donation from Barratt Homes. Initiatives like this help to get the children excited about walking to school.

“It not only benefits their health but they also have the opportunity to burn off some energy before the school day begins.”

Mike Roberts, managing director for Barratt North East, said: “We’re delighted to support the campaign.

“By donating the vests and wristbands, they will be encouraged to walk to school and can stay safe as winter approaches and the dark nights draw in.”