Pupils stand out in dark

Central First Primary School pupils and headteacher David Godfrey with their new high-viz jackets.
Central First Primary School pupils and headteacher David Godfrey with their new high-viz jackets.
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Pupils at two schools are standing out on their journeys to and from school thanks to a local opticians.

Staff at the Specsavers in Blyth presented 150 high-visibility vests to Morpeth Road Primary School to ensure they are safer when walking to and from school during the dark winter months.

And colleagues at the Specsavers branch in Ashington donated 200 vests to Central First Primary School.

Both donations were part of an initiative by the opticians to increase the safety of local children when out and about.

John Ludlow, store director at Specsavers Blyth, said: “It is more difficult for motorists to see pedestrians in the dark mornings and nights.

“We wanted to help increase the safety of school children in the local community by offering high-visibility vests so that their pupils can be better seen by motorists when walking near busy roads.”