CALA Homes promotes a safer school run in Bedfordshire

CALA Homes has joined forces with Sutton V.A. Lower School to raise awareness of road safety amongst pupils.

CALA Homes 10 January 2019

CALA Homes, which has its Clover Gate development in nearby Potton, has donated a ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ pack which includes high visibility jackets for taking children on school outings, as well as educational activity booklets and clip on reflective badges for all pupils to help them be seen on the journey to and from school.  

Chris Road, Sales and Marketing Director for CALA Homes (North Home Counties), said: “As part of our work with local communities, we were really keen to work with Sutton V.A. Lower School to raise awareness of road safety amongst pupils. Many of our developments are located close to schools so we want to do what we can to help pupils stay safe and clearly seen as they walk to and from school during the winter months.

“We hope that the reflective badges and jackets will reinforce the importance of children being visible to motorists and the need for drivers to watch their speed, particularly in residential areas and around schools.”

Lucy Chapman, Headteacher at Sutton V.A. Lower School, said: “Road safety is such a priority for us and it is so important that our pupils feel educated on this topic. It is great to receive the kind donation from CALA Homes. The jackets will be particularly useful when taking the pupils out on school trips and the children were delighted to each receive a reflective badge to wear on their walk to school. The activity booklets are a great way of getting the children engaged and thinking about the potential dangers. 

“The donation will help our pupils to be far more visible over the winter months, which gives parents and teachers peace of mind. It’s great that CALA Homes recognises the importance of road safety and is supporting us in this way to help keep children safe.”

Located just off Sandy Road in the historic market town of Potton, CALA Homes’ Clover Gate development offers a luxury collection of three, four and five bedroom homes. The development, which launched in September, is ideal for families looking for modern homes and city professional wanting a semi-rural location with good transport connection. 

For more information on the homes available at Clover Gate, call 01767 348 146 or visit