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28th Nov, 2021

Hi-vis bags helping kids stand out on the streets during Walk to School Month

BRIGHT pupils at a Rugby primary school will stand out on the streets thanks to a donation during Walk to School Month.

St Gabriel’s Church of England Academy has received 50 high-visibility bags from housebuilder Davidsons Homes, to ensure the children can be seen more easily on the roads while making their way to and from school.

Headteacher Andrew Taylor said: “We are so pleased that many of our children are able to walk to school, helping them stay fit and active whilst benefitting our environment. These bags will help to ensure that they are safe and easily seen as they walk.”

Established by UK charity Living Streets, Walk to School Month is an annual nationwide campaign aimed at encouraging pupils to travel sustainably by foot, while also reducing congestion and pollution.

Simon Tyler, Sales Director for Davidsons Homes – which is building new homes in Houlton near the school – said: “As the darker mornings and evenings draw in, we felt it was important to donate these hi-vis bags and help keep the local pupils safe on their journey to and from school.

“Walk to School Month is an extremely important initiative that not only encourages children to be more active, but also benefits the environment by allowing parents to leave their cars at home when doing the school run. It is a campaign that we have supported for a long time and we are always keen to help raise awareness by reaching out to local schools close to where we’re building.

“It has been a pleasure working with St Gabriel’s Church of England Academy on this project, and we hope that the children enjoy sporting their brand-new hi-vis bags.”

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