Pupils at Ermine Street Church Academy in Huntingdon were able to glow on the go after David Wilson Homes' hi-vis donation for Walk to School Month in October.

The housebuilder, based at its Alconbury Weald development, gave the school 80 hi-vis bag tags for its pupils to use whilst walking to and from school to ensure they are easily seen on the roads as the darker nights draw in.

Walk to School Month takes place during October each year and encourages pupils to celebrate the journey to school on foot.

The Hunts Post: Pupils at Ermine Street Academy receive their bag tags.Pupils at Ermine Street Academy receive their bag tags. (Image: B&DWC)

Sian Peart, office co-ordinator at Ermine Street Church Academy, said: "We would like to offer David Wilson Homes our most sincere thank you.

"Our reception class love their new accessory that will also keep them safe and visible in the coming darker months."

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Findings from the Department for Transport, following the National Travel Survey, identified that 49 per cent of children between the ages of five and 10 years old walked to school in 2022.

The Hunts Post: The reception class loved their new bag tags.The reception class loved their new bag tags. (Image: B&DWC)

The donation was designed to encourage pupils to stay active whilst making sure they remained visible during the darker nights and mornings.

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Will Phair, sales director at David Wilson Homes, said: "Walk to School Month is a campaign that we will always actively support, as the safety of pupils walking to and from school is of utmost importance."

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