Ruby jubilee for Warrnambool gem

Norma Munday has helped children cross the road safely more than 1 million times.

One of Council’s longest-serving employees, Norma celebrated her 40th year as a crossing supervisor in October.

What started as a way of getting her own children to school has grown into a service that has helped generations.

“I had two kids at St Joseph’s when it was on Raglan Parade. I was walking them to school anyway, so I thought I might as well do this too,” she said.

“I’ve seen plenty of kids grow up, then come back as mothers with their own kids.

“I love meeting all the children and getting out in the fresh air.

“It’s great especially in the spring and summer when so many kids walk with their parents or brothers and sisters.”

Despite the rigours of the job, Norma is showing no signs of slowing down.

“Hopefully I’ll keep going for a bit longer yet,” she said.

“It can rain a bit, but I remember not long after I started there were a few flakes of snow one day.”

Norma is one of more than 30 crossing supervisors who help children walk safely to school. Crossing supervisors are funded primarily by Council with additional support from VicRoads.

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