High visibility vests donated to Suffolk primary school pupils

Julia Thurston, Optical Assistant at Observatory the Opticians and Jo Viner, Head of School with the

Julia Thurston, Optical Assistant at Observatory the Opticians and Jo Viner, Head of School with the pupils at Reydon Primary School. - Credit: Archant

Pupils at Reydon Primary School can now be seen and be safe when out on school trips this winter after a donation of 90 high visibility vests.

Southwold-based Observatory the Opticians made the donation as part of its project to improve safety for Suffolk school pupils, with the vests also given to 20 schools across the county including in Lowestoft, Beccles, Ipswich, Sudbury and Haverhill.

Headteacher Jo Viner said: “We are extremely grateful to Observatory the Opticians for donating the high visibility jackets.

“We have already used them to visit the local church, attend a sports competition at another school and to visit the local fire station.

“The donation means our children can walk more safely around the local community as part of our drive to provide more active learning experiences and to encourage our children to participate in a healthier lifestyle.”


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Jacqui Sayer, practice manager, said: “We always try to support the local schools wherever possible and we came up with the idea of the visibility jackets which would make the children safer when using the footpaths and crossing roads when out on school walks, trips and events.

“This project means many school pupils across the county are now a little safer when taking part in activities outside of the school grounds.”

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