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Homebuilder's donation helps pupils reflect on walk to school month

Pupils at Heathcote Primary School have received a donation of hi-vis vests from David Wilson Homes to help them remain safe and seen as part of Walk to School Month.

David Wilson Homes East Midlands has given the school 50 of the safety jackets for their pupils to wear whilst walking to and from school, ensuring they can be easily seen on the roads as the darker nights draw in.

Walk to School Month runs for the duration of October and encourages pupils to celebrate the journey to school on foot.

Heathcote Primary School is located on the homebuilder’s Poet’s Meadow development and the donation of hi-vis vests is another part of David Wilson Homes’ ongoing commitment to the education facility.

Lara Jeffries, Head Teacher at Heathcote Primary School, said:

“We are doing everything we can to promote children walking safely to school. Not only does it promote a healthy lifestyle, it provides an opportunity for parents to chat with their children and a chance for friends to walk together.

“It is also a far more sustainable choice in a time where climate change is at a critical tipping point – let’s do our bit! Thank you to David Wilson Homes for the hi-vis vests and helping to keep our children safe.”

John Reddington, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said:

“With many of our developments having schools located close by, we want to ensure pupils remain safe and visible as the nights draw in.

“We are supporting Walk to School Month with a donation of hi-vis vests to Heathcote Primary School, helping the children to stay seen whilst maintaining their ambition to make the journey to school on foot.”

David Wilson Homes’ hi-vis vests have been particularly useful during Walk to School Month, whilst being certain to benefit the pupils in their future commute to school throughout the winter months.

Poets Meadow currently has a selection of three, four and five bedroom homes available in Heathcote with prices starting from £387,995.

For more information about any David Wilson Homes developments nearby, please call the sales team on 0844 811 5544 or visit

Picture Caption: Anna Cowcher and the pupils of Heathcote Primary School with the hi-vist vests donated by David Wilson Homes

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