Hi-vis donation helping schoolkids stand out on the streets as nights draw in - The Rugby Observer

Hi-vis donation helping schoolkids stand out on the streets as nights draw in

Rugby Editorial 27th Oct, 2023   0

BRIGHT pupils at a Rugby primary school are glowing thanks to a donation during Walk to School Month.

Pupils at Bilton C of E Junior School in Rugby will stand out on the streets after Warwickshire housebuilder Barratt Homes donated 35 hi-vis kit bags for pupils to use while walking to and from school as the darker nights draw in.

Walk to School Month takes place every October to encourage pupils to make the journey to school on foot.

Head of School Rebecca Ross said: “We know that walking to school has several benefits, including promoting physical and mental health, as well as teaching children important aspects of road safety.

“Regular physical activity, such as walking, can reduce anxiety, and help children feel more energised and focused. It also encourages children to become more independent and provides an opportunity for children to interact with their peers.

“We encourage children at Bilton C of E Junior School to be environmentally aware and consider their contribution to a cleaner environment and reducing traffic congestion around our school.”

Simon Francis, Managing Director at Barratt Homes Northampton, added: “We hope the donation will help pupils to continue their commute on foot now we have fewer hours of daylight.”


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