‘Bright idea’ for pupils on day dedicated to their safety

Sgt Charlotte Kenna, deputy practice manager at the RAF Cranwell medical centre, teaches Cranwell school pupils the technique of making slings.

Sgt Charlotte Kenna, deputy practice manager at the RAF Cranwell medical centre, teaches Cranwell school pupils the technique of making slings.

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An opticians in Sleaford has helped ensure youngsters at a village school can be clearly seen this winter with a ‘bright idea’.

Specsavers, in Southgate, donated 40 high-visibility vests to Cranwell Primary School when staff attended its annual Safety Day ahead of the half term break.

Emma Carter, dispensing optician with Specsavers in Sleaford and pupils from the F2MS foundation stage class at Cranwell School showing off their new reflective waiscoats donated by the company.

Emma Carter, dispensing optician with Specsavers in Sleaford and pupils from the F2MS foundation stage class at Cranwell School showing off their new reflective waiscoats donated by the company.

They also gave a further 40 vests to the school’s Kids Zone club which runs before and after school hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

James Coleman, store director at Specsavers in Sleaford, said: “It’s great to get behind this initiative and help young children be seen on the streets when walking to and from school.

“With the dark mornings and the nights drawing in, now really is the time to think about the safety of children. We hope that it will give parents and teachers peace of mind.

The Safety Day featured a range of workshops for pupils, these included creating escape plans for their homes in the event of a fire and learning the basics of first aid with medics from RAF Cranwell, which has also donated high-visibility equipment to the school.

Children all wore bright colours to school for the day and donated £1 each to go to the Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service First Responders charity.