Posted: Friday 21st July 2017
Kate has worked as a school crossing patrol at Thorley Hill Primary School in Bishop’s Stortford for over two years.
She is one of 157 school crossing patrols in Hertfordshire; this figure includes relief patrols who cover sites when permanent patrols are unable to work.
School Crossing Patrols like Kate, who is featured in our video, help approximately 12,500 children stay healthy and fit by walking safely to and from school every day.
While she predominantly helps pupils from Thorley Hill Primary School cross the road, she also helps pupils from two other local schools cross as well.
She said: “I love chatting to the children every day, I really enjoy being part of my community and meeting people from my community.
“I’d encourage anyone to be a school crossing patrol. It’s a brilliant job that I really love. You get to meet all kinds of people from your community and you get to raise awareness of road safety which is a really important thing.”
As well as keeping children safe, the school crossing patrols encourage children to keep active by walking to school.
If anyone is interested in becoming a school crossing patrol, please contact team leader Heather Hill on 01992 556815 or visit here for more information.
Anyone who fancies applying must be able to work every school day, needs to be medically fit, and also must be aware that holidays cannot be taken in term time.
If you're not able to work every day you could apply to be a relief patrol and cover people's absence.
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