Wristbands to keep students safe - The Worcester Observer

Wristbands to keep students safe

Worcester Editorial 16th Mar, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

MORE than 1,200 fluorescent wristbands have been donated to Worcester students in a bid to keep them safe during their walk to school.

Permission Homes South Midlands have provided the ‘slap bands’ for pupils at Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form.

Andy Peters, managing director for the housebuilding group, said he hopes that by making students more visible to drivers it would encourage them to make walking to school part of their daily routine.

“We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build and this donation is an excellent example of the way we can help schools and other local organisations near to our developments,” he said.

“More children walking will also help minimise the number of cars on the road at the beginning and end of the school day in this area.”

David Farmer, director of studies at the school, added: “The slap bands are an excellent idea and the school is grateful that all students will be provided with a band by Persimmon Homes.

“Most of our students walk to school and hence the bands will be invaluable for our students.”


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