Sennen’s children safe once more as former pupil returns as lollypop lady
SENNEN’S children are safe and sound as a former primary school pupil returns once more as the village’s lollypop lady.
Ann Tregear took up the position this academic term after the council had struggled to find a replacement earlier in the year.
However, the experienced School Crossing Patrol worker has solved the problem - and come back to where it all began.
Not only had Ann attended as a youngster but she also previously held the position until 1994, while her mother even worked the job before her.
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Nearly two decades on Ann said she did not think she would be holding her sign a second time, but felt something had to be done when she learned the pupils were crossing without professional guidance.
“It’s funny how things turn full circle,” she said. “I never expected after I’d done the job I would be doing it again, but when I saw that the children weren’t getting the necessary supervision to travel safely to and from school, I had to do something.”
Teachers, councillors and parents had expressed concerns over safety when Cornwall Council initially found no applications had been lodged for the role.
Now the council has reported “smiles all round” as the lollypop lady adorns her yellow high-vis jacket.
Headteacher Tony Phillips was notably pleased with the appointment.
“We’re delighted to welcome Ann back, particularly as after the previous patrol left it was proving difficult to recruit a replacement for this important position, so we’re very grateful - especially with her connections with the school.”
Councillor Bill Maddern was also happy: “This is extremely good news.
“Having the main A30 passing literally by their door makes this a dangerous place for children to cross.”