A bright way for pupils to be safe

Children from Lytham Hall Park Primary School have had high visability jackets donated to them by the Lytham St Annes Lions Club.  Pictured are Emma Condon-Tomlinson, William Hepwood and Olivia Brownlee.

Children from Lytham Hall Park Primary School have had high visability jackets donated to them by the Lytham St Annes Lions Club. Pictured are Emma Condon-Tomlinson, William Hepwood and Olivia Brownlee.

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You can’t say you didn’t see this lot – and that’s the whole point.

Lytham St Annes Lions have handed over high-visibility vests to the headteachers of nine primary schools in Lytham and St Annes, to help make sure their pupils are safer on trips out.

Children from Lytham Hall Park Primary School have had high visability jackets donated to them by the Lytham St Annes Lions Club.  Pictured R-L are Olivia Brownlee, Emma Condon-Tomlinson, William Hepwood and Edward Barker.

Children from Lytham Hall Park Primary School have had high visability jackets donated to them by the Lytham St Annes Lions Club. Pictured R-L are Olivia Brownlee, Emma Condon-Tomlinson, William Hepwood and Edward Barker.

The Lions’ Colin Holt said: “We did it really as an additional safety feature for the children.

“We know they go out on school trips and onto roads in an organised way, but wearing hi-vis jackets makes it even safer.

“We spoke to headteachers and they thought the vests were an excellent idea, especially now the dark nights are here.

“The vests are for the school and not individual pupils, so they can use them again and again.

Children from Lytham Hall Park Primary School have had high visability jackets donated to them by the Lytham St Annes Lions Club.  Pictured L-R are Olivia Brownlee, Emma Condon-Tomlinson, William Hepwood and Edward Barker.

Children from Lytham Hall Park Primary School have had high visability jackets donated to them by the Lytham St Annes Lions Club. Pictured L-R are Olivia Brownlee, Emma Condon-Tomlinson, William Hepwood and Edward Barker.

“Schools would struggle to get them out of their regular budget so we thought we’d help where we could.”

Headteachers have given the gift a big thumbs-up, and are planning to use them on school trips out.

Rachel Legge, headteacher at Clifton Primary School in St Annes, said: “The hi-vis vests are going to be very useful.

“We have just taken delivery of them and they are going to be used on school trips.

“As well as safety on the roads, the vests will help because our uniform is red, like so many other schools, so the bibs will help us to spot our children from afar.”