Pupils get safety talk ahead of refurbishment programme

INVERGARRY Primary pupils recently took part in a road safety talk ahead of Morrison Construction starting work at the school to build two classroom extensions and carry out a “significant” refurbishment programme.

The contractor and Police Scotland hosted the session, which involved pupils receiving a personalised hi-vis vest and hat to help them be seen while the work is in progress.

The talk at the school coincided with Road Safety Week, which is held from November 19-25 by the charity Brake. Morrison Construction corporate social responsibility manager Sally Cooper said, “We have been supporting this campaign to encourage pupils to remain safe and visible when walking to school for many years now. This is a timely campaign now that the clocks have changed and the nights are getting darker and by offering the children these fluorescent vests and hats, we hope that they take extra care on trips and excursions.”