Cliviger St John's schoolchildren kitted out in high-vis vests thanks to Miller Homes

Schoolchildren in Cliviger can feel safer walking to school thanks to a donation of high-vis vests from homebuilder Miller Homes as part of its Home Safe initiative.

Year 6 pupils of St. John's CE Primary School received the vests, ready to support them in their journey to and from school, as well as whilst out on trips, as the nights begin to draw in.

After a successful two years in Scotland, Miller Homes has expanded its Home Safe campaign for a third year, this time across the entire UK.

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According to the most recent Government reports, the national average for children who walk to school is 46%. This is likely to increase in 2022, as families look to be healthier and more energy efficient.

Year 6 pupils of St John's CE Primary School in their high-vis vests

Clare Noakes, Sales Director for Miller Homes in the North West, 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 kids 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.”

Robert Klee, deputy headteacher, said: “We’re really grateful for Miller Homes’ generous donation of hi vis vests, especially as we are so close to their new development. Many of our Year 6 pupils walk to and from school, so it’s great that they have these smart new bibs to wear.”