SHIPSTON Primary pupils are easier to spot as they walk to school in the mornings, thanks to high-visibility snap bands.

In support of International Walk to School month, Taylor Wimpey donated 478 high visibility snap bands to pupils at Shipston Primary School.

The annual initiative, organised by UK charity Living Streets, aims to encourage families to leave the car at home and walk to school safely.

According to research by Living Streets, less than half of all school children are currently walking to school, a drop from 70 per cent a generation ago.

Headteacher Christian Hilton, said: “It’s really important to us that our pupils are happy and engaged when they arrive at school and walking is a great way for them to start the day.

"We want to encourage children and their parents to walk to school and the high visibility snap bands donated by Taylor Wimpey will help them to do this more safely.”

Anne Wallace, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, said: “International Walk to School Month is a fantastic initiative and we are proud to support it again this year.

"We hope that our donation of snap bands to Shipston Primary School will help to encourage children to lead a healthy lifestyle, while staying safe on their walk to school.”