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Youngsters at Maidstone Infants in Felixstowe get hi-vis help for dark walk home from school

PUBLISHED: 16:05 29 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:06 29 November 2017

Pupils from Maidstone Infant Schoolin Felixstowe with head of school Lucy Thompson with the hi-vis bag tags from Barratt Homes. Picture: MATT READING

Pupils from Maidstone Infant Schoolin Felixstowe with head of school Lucy Thompson with the hi-vis bag tags from Barratt Homes. Picture: MATT READING

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Pupils from Maidstone Infant School in Felixstowe have received hi-vis items from Barratt Homes to help them stay safe and seen as part of Road Safety Week.

Youngsters show off their hi-vis bag tags. Picture: MATT READINGYoungsters show off their hi-vis bag tags. Picture: MATT READING

Barratt Homes Eastern Counties donated 250 hi-visibility bag tags for pupils to wear while walking to and from school, making them easier to be seen on the road in the dark.

The homebuilder’s new 125-home development Walton Gate, on High Street, is under construction near the school.

Head of school Lucy Thompson said: “Maidstone Infant School always puts the care and safety of the children at the heart of everything we do. The hi-visibility bag tags from Barratt Homes are much appreciated now it gets dark so much earlier.

“Many of our children enjoy the after-school clubs at Maidstone Infant School and now find themselves walking home in the dark, so the new hi-visibility bag tags are a welcome addition to the school resources.”

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