SPECASAVERS in Wilmslow has donated high-visibility vests to keep pupils from St Benedict’s Primary School safe when they are out and about.

The store donated the vests after launching a campaign to increase the safety of local children by making it easier for motorists to spot them when their activities take them into the community, or when they’re out on school trips.

Rob Cox, store director at Specsavers in Wilmslow, said: “The weather can be unpredictable in this country, and on grey days it can be difficult to keep track of a group of children on the move.

“With this in mind, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in the area, and were thrilled St Benedict’s Primary School was happy to be a part of our safety campaign.

“As part of the initiative, we are also hoping to raise awareness of free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16-year-olds.

“It is important to make sure that children have regular eye test,s as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.”