Leicestershire homebuilder David Wilson Homes has made a donation of high-visibility vests to the pupils at Fleckney Church of England Primary School to allow them to safely take part in Walk to School Month during October.
With comparatively few children now making the journey to school on foot, Walk to School Month encourages children and adults alike to think of the many benefits of changing the way we make short journeys.
The event aims to encourage pupils to walk to school in order to promote a healthier lifestyle, to reduce pollution levels and to decrease congestion on the roads around schools.
With the nights drawing in, David Wilson Homes has donated the high-visibility equipment to the children at Fleckney Church of England Primary School so that they can take part in Walk to School Month while remaining safe and visible to drivers on their journey to school.
Rachael Harrison, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “As a leading homebuilder, it is one of our main priorities to give back to the community and help wherever we can.
“We’re so pleased to be able to help provide the children at Fleckney Church of England Primary School with the means to enjoy Walk to School Month safely.”
Tim Leah, Head Teacher at Fleckney Church of England Primary School, said: “”We are very grateful to David Wilson Homes for their donation.
“We hope to put the high-vis jackets to good use, to encourage more of our pupils to walk to school and to stay safe, particularly now that the darker mornings and nights are here.”
The homebuilder is currently working at Fleckney Fields, a development close to the school, and has made the donation as part of its efforts to engage with and promote the local communities near its developments.
Fleckney Fields has a range of beautifully crafted one to four bedroom properties, a number of which are ready to move into now, providing the perfect place for homebuyers of all kinds to make a quick move.
The development offers a desirable village lifestyle, with peaceful surroundings and open fields placing nature on the doorstep, while the nearby road links allow residents to travel and commute to the surrounding destinations.
For more information on the homes available at Fleckney Fields, please visit the marketing suite at the development, open Monday from 12.30pm to 5.30pm and Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 5.30pm.
Alternatively, please call the David Wilson Homes sales team on 033 3355 8483 or visit www.dwh.co.uk/new-homes/leicestershire/h717001-fleckney-fields.