Boughton Leigh kids brighten up for Road Safety Week - The Rugby Observer

Boughton Leigh kids brighten up for Road Safety Week

Andy Morris 19th Nov, 2017   0

KIDS at a Rugby primary school have been brightened up for Road Safety Week.

Pupils at Boughton Leigh Infant School in Brownsover were given high visibility vests, educational activity booklets and clip-on reflective badges to help them be seen on the journey to and from school.

The ‘Be Safe Be Seen’ packs were donated by housebuilder CALA Homes, which is building Coton House Country Estate just north of the M6, as part of this year’s Road Safety Week (November 20-26) – charity Brake’s annual awareness campaign.

Boughton Leigh assistant head teacher Suzanne Swan said: “Road safety is such an important topic and we would like to thank CALA Homes for their kind donation.

“The vests will be really useful when taking classes on visits and the badges went down brilliantly with all the children. The activity booklets are a great way of getting the children engaged and thinking about potential dangers.

“The donations will help our pupils to be much more visible over the winter months, which gives parents and teachers peace of mind.”

Gill Sabin, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes (Midlands), said: “Many of our new homes developments are located close to schools so it makes perfect sense for us to do what we can to help pupils stay safe and seen as they walk to and from school during the winter months.

“According to the Department of Transport, more than 23,000 pedestrians were injured on UK roads last year; of those, a quarter were children aged under 15.

“We hope that the reflective badges and vests will reinforce the importance of children being visible to motorists and the need for drivers to watch their speed, particularly in residential areas and around schools.”

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