Hundreds of schoolchildren will be safer on their daily walks to school this winter, after a donation of reflective badges from a local business and national charity.
Globe Primary School, in Irene Avenue and Seaside Primary, in Freshbrook Road, Lancing, were presented with 700 of the badges by Justin Harvey and Rebecca Parker, of Co-Operative Funeralcare, based in South Street, Lancing.
The company teamed up with national road safety charity, Brake, who are running the “Be Safe Be Seen” campaign.
The aim is to encourage schools to help make children aware about road safety and help make them more visible when out in the dark.
Justin, the funeral director, said: “With the clocks gone back, darker mornings and evenings mean that children need to take extra care on their journeys to and from school and when they are out and about.
“This is the third year we have provided the badges locally.
“We are continually trying to help raise awareness of the importance of being visible near the roads during dark nights.”
Jan Jordan, deputy head at Globe Primary School, said that they were very grateful for the badges, which they have chosen to hand out to their reception, year- one and two pupils.
She said: “It is an excellent idea and anything that improves road safety is great.
“We are very grateful for this generous donation.”