PUPILS in are being kept safe when they are out and about, thanks to an opticians.

The Specsavers store in Winsford has donated 100 high visibility vests to High Street Primary School.

The opticians has launched a campaign to increase the safety of children by making it easier for motorists to spot them when their activities take them into the community or when they’re out on school trips.

Store director Peter Adshead, store director said: "The weather can be unpredictable in this country and on grey days it can be difficult to keep track of a group of children on the move.

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"We wanted to help increase the safety of children in the area and we were thrilled that High Street Primary School were happy to be a part of our safety campaign.

"As part of the initiative, we are also hoping to raise awareness of free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16-year-olds. "It is important to make sure that children have regular eye tests as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term."