Bright idea ensures Heathcote youngsters can walk safely to school - The Leamington Observer

Bright idea ensures Heathcote youngsters can walk safely to school

Leamington Editorial 5th Dec, 2022   0

YOUNGSTERS in Heathcote are now extra safe on the roads thanks to a bright idea.

The pupils from Heathcote Primary School have received a donation of bag tags from Barratt Homes to help them shine bright when walking to and from school.

The Warwickshire housebuilder gave the school 100 bag tags to ensure the children can be seen on the roads as the darker nights draw in.

According to figures from the 2021 National Travel Survey, the number of children walking or cycling to school is falling. In 2021, 46 per cent of children aged between five and 16 walked or cycled to school, a decrease from 50 per cent in 2020.

Cassie Shirley, Acting Headteacher, said: “At Heathcote Primary School we take our children’s safety seriously. As the darker nights draw in, we realise how important it is to ensure the children understand the risks they may face when going to and from school.

“We are extremely grateful to Barratt Homes for offering support to ensure safe journeys for the children.”

Heathcote Primary School is located near the homebuilder’s Aston Grange development and the donation of bag tags is another part of Barratt Homes’ outreach to the local community.

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