Road safety

Fordham Nursery School Puts Road Safety First With New High Visibility Jackets

The children at Fordham Nursery School have been given their own high visibility jackets to help them stay safe during the dark winter months.

Ashberry Homes, which is building new homes nearby, donated 36 light jackets to the kindergarten for Road Safety Week.

Rachel Gatehouse with students from Fordham Nursery School.

The pupils, aged two-and-a-half to four, also learned about the importance of road safety with the slogan ‘be bright, be seen’.

Kindergarten administrator Kate Stafford said: “We are delighted with the donation of high visibility jackets from Ashberry and the children were excited to try them on.

“Road safety is really important for children to learn at a young age and it’s something we reinforce regularly, not just during road safety week.

“The jackets will be in continuous use as it is important to be safe and seen, especially in the dark winter months.”

Rachael Gatehouse, Sales Manager at Ashberry Homes, said: “It was nice to see the kids so excited about their jackets and eager to learn more about road safety.

Assistant principal Phoebe Radford and practitioner Zoe Reed help children cross the road in new high-vis jackets.

“With the days getting shorter as the winter months approach, it is more important than ever that children are clearly visible to motorists as they walk along the road.

“We strongly believe in supporting the local communities in which we build, and we’re thrilled that this donation of high-visibility vests will help students stay safe and be seen.”

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