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Back to school scheme launched to educate children on eye health

Published on 06/09/16 12:53:pm

As a responsible healthcare practitioner Wardale Williams in Sudbury has an ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the importance of eye health. The company has now decided to target children with the launch of the new initiative to tie in with the beginning of the school year.

Each child which comes into the Sudbury practice will now be handed packs, which aim to educate children about the eyes through fun activities such as word searches, crosswords, cartoon information sheets and drawing.

All children handed a pack will be encouraged to enter a competition. Children aged up to nine will be asked to design their own pair of glasses in a bid to win a bumper arts and crafts set. Children over nine will be handed a quiz sheet with the chance to win a pair of sunglasses. The completion winners will be named at the end of September.

Five-year-old Ollie Jones was the first youngster to be given an activity pack. His mother Becky, said: “What a fantastic idea, Ollie loved the pack and completed the word search and started designing his glasses straight away. It is great to give the children something so educational which can keep them busy while waiting and they can also take home.”

Practice manager Amanda Skinner, said: “For some time now we have been focussing on raising the importance of eye health amongst our customers and the local community. We decided to target children on this occasion as we feel it is important to educate people as early as possible so they can adopt good habits to help them avoid difficulties later on in life. We have decided to launch this initiative now to tie in with the children’s return to school. We are looking forward to seeing what designs the children come up with.”

Anyone wanting to find out more about the ‘back to school’ initiative can simply pop into the practice in Gainsborugh Street or telephone 01787 372492.

Members of the media needing further information should in the first instance contact Patrick Lowman on 07792 428555 or by email