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Crossing Patrollers helping kids take Safe Steps to School

Safe Steps Patroller

Published by Charlotte Fisher at 5:41am 14th September 2018. (Updated at 5:47am 14th September 2018)

Safe steps to school wouldn't be possible without crossing patrollers or as most know them lollipop men and women.

As part of our Safe Steps to School on Mix96, we spent a day with a familiar face across Aylesbury - Brian Kennedy. 

He's been a lollipop man at three different Aylesbury schools:

  1. Bedgrove
  2. Haydon Abbey
  3. St Louis Catholic


Brian is 80-years-old but that doesn't stop him. 

Charlotte from Mix96 spent Thursday morning (13th Sep) with him and he told us why he thinks his job is so important:

"The safety aspect is important.

"Particularly, to look after the children as they cross, also the adults and motorists.

"I think the idea is to keep everybody safe and everybody happy."

Safe Steps Patroller

Safe Steps Patroller

Brian added that nothing can beat his job:

"It's absolutely wonderful, I mean it lifts you up all the time.

"The children actually say things like thank you and please and they greet you.

"Now, I'm 80-years-old and these children are between 6 and 12 and they've got the time to say hello to an 80-year-old man.

"It's fabulous."

You can find out more about becoming a school crossing patroller here.

Safe Steps to School Day

Next Friday, we are encouraging everyone to ditch the car and walk, scoot or cycle and enjoy these benefits.

You can sign up here.

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