The headteacher of St Mary’s C of E Primary School in Rickmansworth has gone the extra mile to ensure students are safe when walking to and from school by taking on the vacant lollipop lady role for the school.
After the novelty of the headteacher doing the job wore off, parents and students were praising Mrs Emma Edwards for her dedication.
Speaking to RickyNews, Mrs Edwards said: “It’s quite nice to get out of the office for a bit and into the fresh air to be honest! Meeting and greeting every child as they walk or cycle to school has been great. It’s all been very positive.
“Due to the virus, we’ve encouraged pupils to walk or cycle to school where possible and that has been really beneficial to everyone as it means for a healthier lifestyle. It gets the students in the right frame of mind to start the day.
“I think being the school crossing patrol officer was a novelty for everyone at the start, but everyone is really appreciative now that they are able to cross the road safely, and of course it helps to aid the social distancing rules.”
Mrs Edwards is not the only person who will be taking on the job from the school’s staff.
The school’s business manager, Mrs Sharp, is also in training to share the workload, and Mrs Edwards was keen to stress that it will be a team effort.