Warburtons lorries helping to deliver safety advice

St John Paul II pupils enjoy Warburtons visit
St John Paul II pupils enjoy Warburtons visit

The Warburtons bakery in Bellshill has been delivering more than just bread to pupils at two nearby primary schools.

The famous orange Warburtons lorries visited Noble Primary in Bellshill and St John Paul II Primary in Viewpark to teach pupils about the importance of road safety.

In total Warburtons workers ran nine workshops over two days which enabled them to reach 230 school children across Lanarkshire.

Pupils were given the chance to have a look inside the lorry, talk to the driver about their experiences on the roads, and learn basic road safety rules.

The initiative is a local expansion of Warburtons’ School Visitors programme, which was set-up to educate primary school children about the importance of food and nutrition in leading a healthy life.

Aileen Strowes, community champion at the Bellshill bakery, said: “Road safety is a major concern for parents, and we are delighted to be able to help pupils in close proximity of the Bellshill bakery learn the ways of the road.

“It’s been great to see how our bright orange lorries have captured the imagination of some of the school children, and brought to life the importance of road safety.”

The School Visitors programme is a national initiative run and implemented by Warburtons across the country.

The scheme boasts a full-time team of 20 school visitors, all trained by Warburtons, who delivered 1,035 workshops to 609 schools during the last academic year.

The School Visitors Programme is part of Warburtons’ nationwide ‘Families Matter’ programme, which focuses on supporting families in local communities across Britain.

To organise a school visit contact Warburtons Customer Care team