A lollipop lady who has been helping children cross the road safely at a school in Hemel Hempstead for the last 20 years has been honoured.
Jane Bladon started at Yew Tree Primary School on Fletcher Way while her daughter was a pupil at Yew Tree School on Fletcher Way and hasn’t looked back since.
She said: “I knew there was a job vacant so I applied. I love my job and like the kids. When I’m fed up in the morning and the kids are smiling, it puts a smile on my face. The parents are really friendly and I’ve made some really lovely friends.”
At the end of the summer term, Jane was presented with a plaque from some of the children, a bunch of flowers from Year 5 and a long service medal from Herts County Council to mark her length of service.
Jane, who buys the departing Year 6 pupils a present every year, said she plans to carry on for as long as possible.
She revealed: “I’m not leaving the crossing. The kids are saying I have to stay for another 20 years so we will have to see what happens. I’ll keep doing it until doctor says I can’t do it any more.”
Picture courtesy of Sally Masson