A donation of high-visibility vests by a housing developer to Cranbrook pupils means a safer walk to school.
Taylor Wimpey gave the hi-viz vests to St Martin’s Primary and Nursery School to encourage youngsters and their parents to leave the car at home.
The developer’s give-away coincides with International Walk to School month, and is in support of UK charity Living Streets, which aims to encourage families to leave the car at home and walk to school safely.
Tania Beard, St Martin’s headteacher, said: “It’s really important to us that our pupils are happy and engaged when they arrive at school and walking is a great way for them to start the day.
“We want to encourage children and their parents to walk to school and the high visibility vests donated by Taylor Wimpey will help them to do this more safely.”
Melissa Langton, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Exeter, said: “International Walk to School Month is a fantastic initiative and we are proud to be supporting it again this year.
“We hope that our donation of high visibility vests will help to encourage the children to lead a healthy lifestyle, while staying safe on their walk to school.”
Living Streets said fewer than half of all school children walk to school, a drop from 70 per cent a generation ago. The research also found that children who exercise before school arrive refreshed and ready to learn.