The students of Gretton Primary School will have safer walks to school each day after being gifted high-vis bag tags.

The 90 tags, intended for use during October's Walk to School month, were gifted to year five and six students by housing association Bromford to ensure they can easily be spotted on their walks to and from school.

This annual event encourages students and parents to commute to school by foot rather than by vehicle.

However, according to the National Travel Survey 2022, fewer children are using eco-friendly transport modes to get to school.

Detached from the 47 per cent in 2020, current figures show only 43 per cent of children aged between five and 16 either walk or cycle.

This decrease is counter to the government's 2025 target - aiming to raise those on foot to 55 per cent.

Adam Sallis, head teacher at Gretton Primary School, said: "We would like to thank Bromford for the donation of hi-vis bag tags to all of our pupils. "This is a great way to inspire our pupils to walk or cycle to and from school, whilst ensuring they are seen and safe during these dark nights."

Catherine Jarrett, director of sales and marketing at Bromford, added: "We are delighted to have donated these hi-vis bag tags to all students at Gretton Primary School.

"We want to ensure the pupils in our local communities remain visible and safe now the dark nights have arrived, whilst enjoying their walks to and from school in celebration of Walk to School month."