Specsavers’ hi-vis jackets help Callicroft kids stay safe in winter

Pupils at Callicroft Primary School, Patchway wearing high visibility vests donated by Specsavers.

A donation of high-visibility vests to a Patchway school will help ensure the pupils can “stay safe and be seen” during the winter months.

As part of Specsavers’ national sponsorship of Road Safety Week (coordinated annually by Brake), the store at Unit 30, The Mall, Cribbs Causeway handed over hundreds of high-visibility vests to Callicroft Primary School at the beginning of December.

Gaurav Patel, store director at Cribbs Causeway, said:

“During the winter months, when the evenings are darker and visibility can be limited, it’s more important than ever that we do everything we can to ensure children are seen more clearly. Hopefully, the vests will give teachers and parents some peace of mind, while reaffirming the importance of road safety and looking out for each other.”

Sharon Bishop, deputy head teacher at Callicroft Primary School, said:

“Many thanks to Specsavers Cribbs for our fantastic new high-visibility jackets. Road safety is very important when we are out and about with the children and these will help us to remind them to look out for one another and to stay safe and be seen.”

Specsavers is the co-sponsor of Road Safety Week, the UK’s flagship road safety event. It’s an opportunity to help raise awareness about the importance of protecting people on bikes and foot as well as raise funds for a worthwhile cause. Visit www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk for more information.

For more information or to make a donation, pop in to Specsavers, Unit 30, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, BS34 5DG, call 0117 950 3779 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/cribbscauseway.


  1. Tufty The Squirrel anyone?

    We didn’t need high-viz kit when I was a kid, we were taught not to run out into traffic.

    I guess that’s too much to ask of today’s kids?

  2. Yes they don’t know they’re born these days do they.

    When I was a kid I worked 25 hours a day up a chimney, and my half crown a year went on sticks for my legs to straighten out my rickets, the rest went on my TB sheets.

    New fangled changes? We were lucky.

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