THE future's bright for children at one York school.

Ahead of National Road Safety Week which takes place next week, pupils at Carr Junior School in Acomb have new hi-vis vests.

Miller Homes, who will shortly be launching Langley Gate, a new development on the outskirts of the city, have donated the vests to enable children, who walk to and from school, to be more visible as the darker nights arrive.

Head Vicki Kerr said: “Support from companies such as Miller Homes helps us deliver important messages to our children and their families and we were delighted to accept the generous donation from the Miller Homes team in Yorkshire.”

Debbie Whittingham, sales director at Miller Homes Yorkshire, said: “Health and safety is a huge part of our culture and we felt that Road Safety Week was an important message to re-enforce in the local community which we are proud to be part of.

“The donation of the vests will help to raise overall awareness of how the children can be safer on and around our roads.”

National Road Safety Week is organized by road safety charity Brake, and this year’s event takes place from Monday, November 15 - Sunday, November, 21. The theme this year is ‘Road Safety Heroes’ which acknowledges the work of road safety professionals and demonstrates how we can all play a part in making our roads safer.

Debbie said: “With more and more vehicles taking to our roads it’s still really important that pedestrians take necessary measures to keep themselves safe as they go about their day-to-day lives in our communities.

“It is our pleasure to continue to support those communities however we can, not just by providing quality homes, but by helping to keep the next generation safe too.”

Currently, Miller Homes has developments in Apperley Bridge, Drighlington, Boroughbridge, Bramhope, Thorpe Willoughby, Wakefield and York.