Specsavers sets sights on improving child road safety

Specsavers hi vis

Lambeth Council has praised Specsavers for its ‘invaluable’ support, following a donation of hi-vis jackets to a primary school in the borough.

Over the winter months, Specsavers stores across the Capital have been supporting local schools and youth groups, providing hi-vis jackets to ensure children remain visible as they make daily journeys.

As part of this initiative, Specsavers Tottenham Court Road store provided hi-vis jackets to KS1 and KS2 pupils at IQRA Primary School in Lambeth.

The school recently received a gold award from TfL’s sustainable travel scheme, STARS, meaning it ranks among the top 10% for setting high standards to transform travel habits.

It carries out a wide range of initiatives, including a twice-a-week walking bus.

Joe Lindsay, transport education campaigns officer at Lambeth Council, said: “The majority of pupils across the borough either walk to school or cycle, so the donation of high-vis jackets from Specsavers has been invaluable. 

“As this will ensure the children remain visible on their school commute, especially with the walking bus and during winter, when they leave school in the dark.”

Sirjit Sanghera, ophthalmic director, Specsavers Tottenham Court Road, said: “We are delighted to be able to support IQRA Primary School and to assist with increasing the visibility of pupils in the walking bus, especially during the winter months.”

13 February 2020