PUPILS at a Bournemouth primary school will always be safe and seen thanks to a donation of high visibility vests.

Bearwood Primary School was the recipient of a stack of vests donated by Dorset housebuilder, David Wilson Homes, in readiness for the darker days of autumn and winter.

Children in Years 1 and 2 have already been making use of the vests on a trip to Poole Museum and Poole Quay.

Bearwood Primary School teacher, Kate Webster said: "School excursions are very important for our children’s education, so ensuring all our students can be easily seen is a safety priority.

"With pupils kitted out in high visibility vests for our recent museum visit, it wasn’t difficult to keep an eye on them all. The kids had a great time and we, and their parents, could have the reassurance we needed."

The donation was arranged through Anthony Dimmick, David Wilson Homes Community Liaison Manager, and has provided reassurance to both teachers and parents alike.

Anthony said: "We want to ensure local schoolchildren are safe while they take these important trips away from school, especially as we head into the gloomier weather of autumn and winter.

"We are committed to helping the communities we develop in, and it is a pleasure to be able to donate these vests to the pupils at Bearwood Primary School."

The housebuilder was also on-hand to give last year’s Year 6 leavers at Bearwood a great send-off, as David Wilson funded leavers mugs, supplied pizzas and ice creams for all the children to enjoy.

Kate said: "Year 6 had a tremendous time at their leavers party. We are so grateful for David Wilson Homes’ ongoing support."

David Wilson Homes has offered help to several schools and organisations which improve the quality of life of those living in the region as part of its Community Fund.