Specsavers helping young pupils to be seen in Wooler

Eyecare experts are helping children be seen in rural communities.

Tuesday, 9th January 2018, 11:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th January 2018, 11:59 am
Headteacher Mike Deane-Hall with pupils and Nick Dawson, of Specsavers in Berwick.

Specsavers in Marygate, Berwick, is promoting good visibility in Northumberland after handing over high-visibility vests to schoolchildren.

The branch donated the safety wear to the pupils at Wooler First School to help them be safe and be seen when travelling on local footpaths and crossing roads, especially during the winter months.

In total, 140 vests were distributed by the opticians.

Nick Dawson, director of Specsavers in Berwick, said: “At this time of year when the days are shorter and the weather more unpredictable, we have to be vigilant when travelling in our local communities to ensure the safety of our young people.

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“Everyone knows we encourage regular eye tests, but we also encourage the ‘be safe and be seen’ message to encourage youngsters to be as visible as possible to drivers – that is why we donated more than 100 high-visibility vests to the young people of Wooler First School.

“We encourage them to set an example for other members of the community by staying visible and staying safe when they’re travelling to and from school or taking part in school outings.”

To book your free eye test visit Specsavers in Berwick or call 01289 301180.