A group of children at Lakeview Primary School with their hi-vis bag tags Image Barratt Homes

As part of Road Safety Week, Barratt Homes has donated hi-vis bag tags to pupils at Lakeview Primary School in Wixams. The house builder has given the school 180 bag tags for pupils to wear whilst walking to and from school. Ensuring they can be easily seen on the roads as the darker nights draw in.

Road Safety Week took place from 16 to 22 November and inspires thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the week and beyond.

The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘No Need to Speed’, focusing on how a reduced speed of traffic leads to safe and healthy journeys.

Mr Thorp, assistant headteacher at Lakeview Primary School, said:

“We always encourage children to walk to and from school, as part of a healthy-lifestyle. These bag-tags will help keep them a little bit safer, especially during the darker mornings and evenings.”

The donation of hi-vis bag tags is part of Barratt Homes’ ongoing commitment to the local community.

In what’s been a challenging year for schools across the country as a result of the pandemic, the developer is still as committed as ever to providing support during Road Safety Week and beyond.

Chanda Chileshe, senior sales manager at Barratt Homes Northampton, said:

“We want to ensure the pupils in the local communities remain visible now the darker nights are here, and our donation will hopefully still encourage them to walk to school safely during Road Safety Week.

“This is a campaign we actively support each year as we endeavour to help local school children in their efforts to commute on foot, and the kit bags have proven to be both effective and practical.

“As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s even more important for us to support the local schools in and around the communities we build, so we’re thrilled to have had the chance to support Lakeview Primary School during Road Safety Week.”