Keeping Pupils Safe

Keeping Pupils Safe

Members of Swale Lions sought a way to help local children by keeping them safe whilst out on school trips and came up with the idea of providing Hi Visibility Tabards emblazoned with the individual school’s logo as well as the clubs own. The tabards will ensure pupils are seen clearly whilst out and about on trips and provide a bright and conspicuous focus point for teachers should pupils ever become separated from their group. Initially, four Schools have been presented with 30 tabards each, but the club hopes to extend the scheme to more schools throughout Swale.

In April, Lion President Gillian Edwards presented tabards to Canterbury Road Primary School, Teynham C of E Primary School and to the Oaks Infants School. She said “It was a pleasure and a privilege to be able to meet the children at their school assemblies and to be able to provide practical help in this way. Being a Lion is all about helping others in the community and this is a terrific example of how something quite simple can be of great benefit.”

Swale Lions Club Mascot “Lester” made a surprise visit to the morning Assembly at Grove Park School and to the delight of pupils made the final presentation to Deputy Head Mrs Laura Hibberd.

Mrs Hibberd said “We are delighted with the tabards generously given to us by Swale Lions and are very thankful. We are looking forward to using them on our school trips for many years to come.”