National homebuilder, CALA Homes, has launched an initiative across the communities surrounding some of its developments, showing its support for road safety as part of a national campaign by helping young people stay safe in the darker nights.

CALA Homes, which has its Gilchrist Gardens development in Erskine, helped pupils from Rashielea Primary School, as part of its Be Safe Be Seen campaign.

The homebuilder donated its ‘Be Safe Be Seen’ pack to the school including 30 high visibility vests, bags and wristbands to help keep pupils visible on the way to and from school as the mornings and evenings grow increasingly darker.

Liana Canavan, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes (West), said: “Health and Safety is of vital importance to us at CALA and we are delighted to support Rashielea Primary School 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 school, said: “The high 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. Thank you to CALA Homes (West) for their kind donation.”