Corby pupils get help to be seen and be safe

Corby mayor Judy Caine with Oakley Vale Primary School pupils
Corby mayor Judy Caine with Oakley Vale Primary School pupils

Pupils at Oakley Vale Primary School in Corby have been given high-visibility wristbands to help them be seen and be safe.

They were donated by Barratt Homes, which is building the Lyveden Fields development near the school, to mark International Walk to School Month.

Andrew Swindell, managing director for Barratt Northampton, said: “Barratt is supporting the campaign for the fourth year running. A large number of our developments are located within close proximity to schools, and as families move in, it makes perfect sense for Barratt Homes to support International Walk to School Month. By offering pupils at Oakley Vale Primary School a helping hand and donating hi-visibility wristbands to each pupil, they will be encouraged to walk to school and can stay safe as winter approaches and the dark nights draw in.”

Michael Deane-Hall, headteacher at Oakley Vale Primary School, thanked Barratt Homes for the wristbands.

He said: “We try to encourage as many of our pupils as possible to walk to school in a safe and sensible fashion. It is great to see a developer support such a valuable initiative and we really appreciate the donation from Barratt Homes.”

Corby mayor, Cllr Judy Caine, was at the school for the presentation of the wristbands.

She said: “This is a very considerate gift to the children of Oakley Vale Primary School. It’s good to see businesses helping children to be safe and seen.”