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School crossing supervisors drive safety message home

School crossing supervisors Paulette Nicholson and Michelle Holmes, with Campbells Creek Primary School Prep/1 students Levi, Elvie, Kyle and Paige.

Mount Alexander Shire Council’s team of School Crossing Supervisors are back for another school year, eager to share their tips on road safety with local children.

Friday 19 February 2021

Mount Alexander Shire Council’s team of School Crossing Supervisors are back for another school year, eager to share their tips on road safety with local children.

Throughout term one, School Crossing Supervisors will visit every school across the shire to promote road safety by speaking directly to students, engaging them in conversation and taking them outside to practice crossing roads safely together.

“It’s fantastic to be able to get back into the classroom and teach young people the rules of the road”, said said Michelle Holmes, School Crossing Supervisor, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“Our message for students is simple - Stop, Look, Listen and Think before you cross the road. This is something that all pedestrians, irrespective of age, need to be mindful of as well.

“We hear lots of stories from children during our visits of family members who are doing the wrong thing - texting while driving, or speeding - and this is a real concern”, said Ms Holmes.

The crossing supervisors have many tips on what drivers can do to help keep kids safe.

“When you’re driving around a school crossing, please make sure you stick to the speed limit.

“If it’s in a school speed zone of 40km per hour, make sure you’re driving below that limit and be on the lookout for when the supervisor might be taking kids across the road,”

“Parking around schools can be a real issue too, so make sure you look for parking signs and park where you’re meant to.”

“Everyone has a responsibility to do the right thing when using our roads and crossings, so we all get to, and from school, safely,” said Ms Holmes.

Council has a team of ten School Crossing Supervisors placed at seven schools throughout the Shire to help keep children safe as they make their way to and from school.

Image: School crossing supervisors Paulette Nicholson and Michelle Holmes, with Campbells Creek Primary School Prep/1 students Levi, Elvie, Kyle and Paige.



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