AN Erskine school has been handed special high-visibility vests to help keep pupils safe this winter.

Bosses at CALA Homes West joined forces with Rashielea Primary as part of the company’s Be Safe Be Seen campaign and to mark Road Safety Week.

The housebuilder, whose Gilchrist Gardens development is located close to the school, has donated 30 hi-vis vests, bags and wristbands to help make sure youngsters can be seen on the way to and from lessons as the mornings and evenings grow increasingly darker.

Liana Canavan, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes West, told The Gazette: “Health and safety is of vital importance to us at CALA and we are delighted to support Rashielea Primary with our Be Safe Be Seen safety pack, helping them stay safe as the days get darker.

“Road Safety Week is a fantastic and informative platform to teach youngsters all about the dangers of our roads.

“Many of our developments are located close to schools, so it makes perfect sense for us to do what we can to help pupils stay safe and seen as they walk to and from school during the winter months.

“We hope that the reflective packs will reinforce the importance of children being visible to motorists and the need for drivers to watch their speed, particularly in residential areas and around schools.”

Rachael Clark, headteacher at Rashielea Primary, has praised CALA Homes West for supporting the school.

She said: “The hi-vis vests will be used by our pupils when they are out and about in our local community to keep us extra safe in the winter months ahead.

“Our thanks go to CALA Homes West for their kind donation.”