School Children Helped To Staysafe On Devon’s Roads
- Date: Tuesday 10th February 2015
School children are being helped to keep safe on busy roads around their Devon village school. Pupils at Yealmpton Primary School have been donated hi-vis vestsby a Plymouth company to help motorists see them better when their learning takes them out into the community and also when walking to and from school.
Plympton-based SSG Training Consultancy Ltd, which offers health, safety and environmental training and consultancy, organised the donation after pledging to help local children stay safer. It hopes the brightly coloured vests will encourage local youngsters to take an interest in road safety awareness.
Community Engagement Officer at SSG, Denise Maclean, said: “We are really pleased to have been able to donate hi-vis vests to children at Yealmpton Primary School. At SSG we are keen to promote safety awareness in the workplace but also in the wider community. It’s the second batch of vests we have donated to a local school and we hope it helps the children be seen along busy roads.”
Teachers at the school were keen to aid passing vehicles better see their pupils when on school trips and so enlisted the help of SSG.
Kate Patrick, Deputy Head of Yealmpton School said: “It is really important for us that our pupils can be seen when walking to and from the school on class trips. The donation is a great help at this time of the year and will hopefully make our children far more visible to motorists in these winter months. We’re incredibly grateful that SSG had kindly donated these vests and the children are really looking forward to wearing them.”
Widewell Primary School in Plymouth benefited from a similar donation from the company at the end of last year.