Autumn has arrived, and with the winter darkness right around the corner it is important to see and be seen. Therefore, Uvdal Maskinfabrikk has sponsored grades one through four at Rødberg and Uvdal schools with brand new reflective vests.
Be visible in the autumn darkness
With its black and wet asphalt, autumn might be the time of year when it is most difficult to spot pedestrians. However, with their new reflective vests from UMF, the children walking to school will be easier to spot.
– Children being visible on their way to school is definitely a priority to us. Our municipality is large and elongated, with many people riding school buses. Our pupils often stand by the roadside waiting for school transport. Therefore, it is essential to be seen. We have got no one to lose, and a safe school route is important, says Head of Department, Bård Halvorsen, at Rødberg school.
– It is a great and positive initiative on UMF’s part. In one way or another, we all have knowledge of UMF. In addition to this initiative, they contribute to schools in many other ways; Placement of students during workweeks for example, Halvorsen points out.
We cheer for each other and wish each other well.Lars Granhaug – Headmaster at Uvdal School
Wants to contribute to a safe school route
For Uvdal Maskinfabrikk, it is important to be team players and contribute to a safe local community.
─ As a cornerstone company and one of the largest workplaces in the municipality, we believe that it is crucial to take care of the society we are part of. We are entirely dependent on the great people in our community.
─ Our children are the dearest we have, so it is a pleasure for UMF to contribute to increased safety along the school road. We also hope that the pupils think it is cool to be assigned their own reflective vest with the UMF logo. They probably know someone who works with us at the factory, says general manager at Uvdal Maskinfabrikk, Olaf Ødegård.