The generous staff from local company Specsavers Opticians have donated 180 high visibility jackets to Alderney school children, with perfect timing for their first outing during the visit of HRH Prince Andrew to the island.
Head teacher of Alderney's school, Martin Winward, told us: "St Anne's School is delighted with the high-viz jackets which we will use primarily on outdoor educational activities on the island. The first time they were worn was when a number of students representing the school walked up to the Island Hall on the occasion of the recent visit by HRH Prince Andrew."
The high visibility jackets were provided in several different sizes so that all 128 children in the school can benefit, as well as volunteers and teachers who accompany the children on outings.
Martin added: "Staff will also regularly use them when accompanying children, for instance down to the beach for sea swimming and lifesaving training. The fact that they could also double up as highly visible goal posts at playtime is an added bonus!"
Specsavers optometrist director Sarah Burchett added: "We are always keen to support the communities in the other Islands in the Bailiwick besides Guernsey in whatever way we can. And I'd like to thank Alderney resident, Chris Bennet, who coordinated the handing over of the jackets."
For further details about Specsavers be sure to check out their feature page here at thebestof Guernsey.
Photo shows (left to right): Cassie Turville (Contact Lens and Optical Clinical Assistant), Chris Goldsbrough (Director), Nicola Young (Call Centre and Office Administrator), Sarah Burchett (Director), Tabitha Dowinton (Contact Lens and Optical Clinical Assistant)
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