February 13, 2014
Today Little Ossies and Foundation children were able to practice some of their road safety skills.
We started off sitting together near the canteen to share what we already knew about crossing roads. We also saw some of the equipment which Crossing Supervisors’ (who are also known as Lollypop Ladies or Men) use. There is equipment to hold, equipment to blow and equipment to wear.
Little Ossies sat down with their Foundation friends to hear about the special equipment which Crossing Supervisors use near our school.
Our School Crossing Supervisor, Ray, showed us the whistle which he uses to tell us when it is safe to cross the road. We know that two blows on the whistle means it is safe to cross and one blow means stop.
Once we had all talked we then got to take turns in crossing Craigie Road in our classes.
We stood holding a partners hand behind the safety / yellow line.
First we waited behind the yellow line for Ray, the crossing supervisor, to blow his whistle twice. We walked across the road when Ray blew the whistle to let us know it was safe to do so.
Next we stopped at the other side of the road and waited behind the yellow line. Then we walked back across the road to join our friends back in school..
Little Ossies did such a great job listening and walking outside the school gate. Thank you Ray for being such a great helper for our school.