School crossing supervisors and students keep connected

A heartfelt creative initiative is keeping school crossing supervisors and students connected.

While many children are learning from home due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the City’s school crossing supervisors have remained at their posts to ensure those who need to attend school can travel safely.

The City has been working with local schools to encourage students to draw pictures and write messages of thanks for our school crossing supervisors, who are missing seeing familiar faces at drop-off and pick-up.

There are more than 170 school crossing supervisors across Greater Geelong.

As more students in regional Victoria are set to return to school campuses in term 4, our school crossing supervisors will continue to follow strict social distancing and hygiene guidelines to keep the community safe.

Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher

Like all of us, our school crossing supervisors have felt the social impact of the pandemic.

They have continued their important work during the pandemic – rain, hail or shine – to keep the community safe. This special initiative is a creative way of keeping our fantastic school crossing supervisors connected with students, say thank you, and hopefully bring a smile to their faces.

School Crossing Supervisor Andrew Gilmour

I’ve been a school crossing supervisor for 25 years and enjoy coming to work each day to interact with local families and help children get to school safely.

The pandemic has been tough for everyone but we are all doing our bit to get through.

Receiving hand-written cards and drawings from students is a kind gesture that means a lot to myself, and all school crossing supervisors.

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