Caistor Lions make sure children can be seen

Caistor Lions President Ron Lyus, Deputy Principal Mrs S Mellors and Lions Youth Officer Martyn Kemp with some of the children at Keelby Primary Academy in their new vests. EMN-150212-121221001
Caistor Lions President Ron Lyus, Deputy Principal Mrs S Mellors and Lions Youth Officer Martyn Kemp with some of the children at Keelby Primary Academy in their new vests. EMN-150212-121221001

Caistor and District Lions Club has sponsored 300 high-visibility vests for Key Stage 1 children to help keep them safe on their way to and from school during the dark winter months.

Caistor Primary School and Grasby All Saints’ Primary School have been the first to benefit.

A total of 120 vests have been given to Caistor and 55 to Grasby.

The remaining 125 vests have been presented to Keelby Primary Academy.

There is also a further consignment on order for primary schools in Kelsey and Laceby.

Each vest is embroidered with the Caistor and District Lions logo.

“The jackets have been very well received and many of the children are wearing them already,” said Caistor and Grasby schools business manager Liz Friend.

They have proved so popular that the Lions have also agreed to sponsor a miniature bus stop sign, which will be located in the playground of Caistor Primary School.

It is hoped the sign will encourage the children to form a queue and file out of school in an orderly manner, rather than rush out of the school gates and onto the road at the end of the school day.

Pictured alongside children at Keelby Primary Academy in their new high-visibility vests are Caistor Lions president Ron Lyus, deputy principal Mrs S Mellors and Lions youth officer Martyn Kemp.