HIGH-visibility wrist bands have been given to Stourport pupils to help keep them safe during their walk to school.

The fluorescent "slap bands" have been provided to key stage two youngsters at Lickhill Primary School, in Almond Way, to encourage them to make walking to school part of their daily routine by making them more visible to drivers on their journey.

They were provided by housebuilding company Taylor Wimpey from donations as part of walk to school month, held last October.

Elaine Taylor, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, said: "We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build and this donation is an excellent example of the way we can help schools and other local organisations.

"Nowadays, there is a real concern about the amount of time children spend outside being active and walking to school is an ideal way to help them get more exercise - but it's important they can be seen clearly by motorists.

"We hope our high-visibility slap bands will help keep the children safe during the darker winter months and encourage them to walk to school more regularly. More children walking will also help minimise the number of cars on the road at the beginning and end of the school day."

She added the bands would help encourage a healthy lifestyle and minimise car journeys for families.