October is Walk to School month, and leading homebuilder, Miller Homes, is helping children in Teesside travel to and from school safely by offering free high-vis vest for collection from its sales centres as part of its Home Safe initiative.
The vests, which are suitable for primary school age children, will be offered on a first come, first served basis from the homebuilder’s developments at Rowan Park, Portside Village, Middlesbrough, Woodcross Gate, Normanby, Hartside View, Hartlepool and Beckside Manor, Ingleby Barwick.
As the morning and afternoon walks get a little darker, it’s hoped the bright yellow bibs will ensure local children are visible to drivers whether they are walking, cycling or scootering to school.
According to the most recent Government reports, the national average for children who walk to school is 46%. This is likely to increase this winter, as families look to be healthier and more energy efficient.
Donna Clark, Associate Sales Director for Miller Homes Teesside, said: “Getting to and from school is such an important part of a child’s daily routine and being active while doing it is great for their mental and physical wellbeing. Our Home Safe initiative is designed to help children to be as safe as possible on those journeys, educating them on the importance of being visible to other road users, which will instil good safety habits for years to come.”
Suitable for all primary school children, the high-vis vests will be available on a first come first served basis and can be collected from the sales centre of each of the aforementioned developments.