Children from Dunbar Primary School are preparing to stay safe on the roads during the winter months with high visibility slap bands.
The pupils have been provided with 280 slap bands by Taylor Wimpey as part of Walk to School Month. The aim of the nationwide campaign is to promote healthy lifestyles, especially in the light of growing concern about levels of childhood obesity and fitness.
Parents are being encouraged to walk their children to school instead of travelling by car to cut down the number of vehicles using the road.
Developer Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, currently building new homes at its Gospatrick Grange development in Dunbar, is backing the campaign.
Karen Armstrong, the company’s regional sales and marketing director, said: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our high-quality new homes, which is why we are working in partnership with Dunbar Primary as part of Walk to School Month. We understand that family life can be busy, but walking to school is one of the easiest ways for children to increase their level of physical activity and get fit. We hope our contribution will help inspire families to swap the car for a safe walk to school instead.”
Helen Gillanders, head teacher at Dunbar Primary School, said: “We encourage the children to walk to school to promote a healthier lifestyle and to reduce traffic outside the school. “We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation which will help raise the profile of Walk to School Month.”