SCHOOL pupils received a donation of hi-vis kit bags from a homebuilder to help them shine bright during Road Safety Week.

David Wilson Homes provided 60 bags to St Andrew’s Junior School, in Hatfield Peverel, for its pupils to wear walking to and from school, ensuring they can be easily seen on the roads as the darker nights draw in.

Road Safety Week takes place from November 14-20 and encourages thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the week and beyond.

The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Safe Roads for All’, which highlights that every life on the road matters, and every death and injury is preventable.

David Wilson Homes aims to help children safely commute to school on foot and supports the Government’s cycling and walking investment strategy, which features a target to increase the percentage of children that usually walk to school to 55 per cent in 2025.

St Andrew’s Junior School headteacher Becky Black said: “We really appreciate the support from David Wilson Homes. Our school is located in the middle of the village of Hatfield Peverel and many of our children walk, cycle or scooter to school.

“These high-vis bags will ensure our children are safer on their journeys as the dark nights set in.

“Our school vision is ‘Every child is loved and known, every child shines’ – they really will shine safely thanks to David Wilson Homes builders.”