A HOMEBUILDER is trying to encourage families in Malton to leave their car keys at home and journey to school on foot.

Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire has donated 50 high-visibility snap wristbands to pupils at Malton Primary School to keep youngsters safe on their way to and from school, as the evenings get darker.

Richard Allman, PE teacher at Malton Primary School, said: “We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for thinking of us and supporting child road safety. This campaign will help raise the profile of the initiative among pupils and parents alike.”

Debbie Whittingham, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, said: “We’re proud to be supporting this worthy cause again this year and are delighted to be working in partnership with Malton Primary School.”

“Walking is a great way to keep children active and we hope our wristbands will add some fun to the journey while keeping them safe on the way.”