Grantham school receives 100 high visibility vests

Children at St Anne's Primary School in Grantham receive their high visibility vests from Specsavers. Photo: 0278A
Children at St Anne's Primary School in Grantham receive their high visibility vests from Specsavers. Photo: 0278A
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A Grantham primary school has received 100 high visibility vests to help keep pupils safe.

The vests were donated to St Anne’s Primary School by Specsavers, one of the sponsors of Road Safety Week which starts on November 17.

Bijal Ladva and Colin Ducker, of Grantham Specsavers, were on hand to present the vests to schoolchildren and members of St Anne’s Action Group Nicol Fox, Emma Coates and Louise Short who are continuing their campaign for a safety crossing outside the school on Harrowby Road.

Mr Ladva, store director at Specsavers, said: “We’re incredibly pleased to be able to make this small gesture that will hopefully have a big impact on keeping local children safe and visible on the roads. We are proud sponsors of Road Safety Week and want to raise awareness about the part we can all play in preventing accidents and making roads safer.”

Emma Coates said: “We would like to say a big thankyou to Bijal and Specsavers. They have been really helpful.”

County Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways, handed out road safety literature to parents and reflectors for the children. He said: “It is not just about crossing the road, but also about being seen on the pavements and in the car park. The children are outside school in twilight when there isn’t a great deal of light.”

St Anne’s headteacher Jonathan Austin said: “I want to say a big thankyou from the school for these vests. They are a good measure but we still want a crossing outside the school.”

An application for a crossing on Harrowby Road outside the school will go before Lincolnshire County Council planning committee on January 12.