Helping Hawkchurch pupils stay safe

PUBLISHED: 07:52 07 September 2015 | UPDATED: 07:52 07 September 2015

CG Fry’s Annabel Legg with Hawkchurch Primary School pupils and staff in their new high-vis jackets.

CG Fry’s Annabel Legg with Hawkchurch Primary School pupils and staff in their new high-vis jackets.


Building firm presents local school with high-vis vests

Children at Hawkchurch School have been helped to keep safe on the roads thanks to a local building firm.

Independent developer, C G Fry and Son Ltd, last week presented all 25 pupils with high-vis vests.

The youngsters and staff regularly attend church services and take nature walks around the village via country roads with no pavements.

Headteacher Sarah Stringer said: “We are a small school but one which greatly cares for all of our children and community. Our curriculum is wide and varied giving many opportunities to enhance learning within an environment that is welcoming, safe and secure.

“As a proactive school and living in a rural area, we encourage the children to enjoy outdoor pursuits such as our popular ‘welly walks’.

“There is always the worry, however, of safety of the staff and pupils on unmarked roads.

“When we saw that C G Fry and Son were building a new development on the site next to us – Scholars Walk - we approached them to see if they could help us keep safe and more visible. They didn’t hesitate in providing high-vis vests for the entire school. It has saved a great deal of money and worry and we are extremely grateful to them.”

Annabel Legg, sales and marketing manager for C G Fry and Son, said: “We were more than happy to help the school by providing mini high-vis vests and the pupils are absolutely delightful. They were all very excited when they donned their new safety-wear, which will make them much more visible when visiting St John the Baptist and out on school trips.”

Scholars Walk comprises three large detached four-bed homes and six affordable homes being built for Yarlington Housing Association. The first are being released this autumn.

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