Local security provider, Ward Security has launched a Walk to School “Be Safe” Campaign with Meadow Vale Primary School in Bracknell as part of its ongoing commitment to improving safety in the local communities where they operate.
The campaign which launched in the school on Tuesday 21st October coincides with International Walk to School Month and timed just as ahead of the clocks going back when children are walking to and from school in the dark.
Ward Security’s Walk to School “Be Safe” Campaign involved the local Police Community Support Officer Iain Gregory who together with Ward Security gave a talk to the whole school which included tips on the importance of walking to school safely. Children were also provided with information leaflets and fluorescent ‘glow in the dark’ key rings to place on their school bags to help them be seen on their walks to and from school.
Bracknell Police Community Support Officer said; “Walking in the darker months can be a daunting and unnerving experience for anyone let alone young school children. It is really great to see a local company like Ward Security taking an interest and proactively helping to promote awareness of the importance of walking safely when on their way to and from school. The school children were really engaged with the talk and the key ring giveaway will hopefully serve as a good reminder to the children of today’s event when they are walking to and from school.”
Denise Hooton, Associate Director Marketing at Ward Security, commented: “As a security company we are keen to ensure wherever we operate we are helping to promote safety awareness in the local community. The Walk to School “Be Safe” Campaign has been hugely popular elsewhere and I am really pleased that we are working with Meadow Vale Primary School and helping to make a difference in Bracknell.”
The Walk to School “Be Safe” Campaign follows on from a number of initiatives created by Ward Security to increase security awareness at its office locations across England. Last year, the firm launched a Neighbourly Watch scheme at Arlington Square Business Park near its Bracknell office, which included a torch giveaway and advice packs to promote safety and a secure working environment.