Celebrating 70 years of School Crossing Patrols

Many counties throughout the UK are celebrating the 70th anniversary of their School Crossing Patrol (SCP) services this year and Hampshire is no different. Many of those currently employed as SCPs in Hampshire have carried out the role for a number of years and have shared their thoughts and feelings about why they still love their job. One SCP told us, “I have been doing the school crossing patrol job for about 17 years and can honestly say it's one of the best jobs to have. Seeing the seasons change daily, is never boring and can be quite beautiful. Despite all weathers! Never dull, I love it and would recommend it to anyone who wants to give something back to the community, whilst also receiving a wage for doing a fantastic little job!”

Additionally, those who are relatively new to the SCP role have also commented, “I have now been a ‘lollipop man’ for a year and absolutely love the job. Yes, it's cold and wet at times, but building a relationship with families who trust me to help start their children's day safely, is a real privilege. The children themselves are delightful and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone thinking about the job to take matters to the next step - and the support from the SCP Office is superb too!”

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in being involved in the local community by doing this rewarding job, more details can be found on the SCP careers page. Applications are open to all age groups, with vacancies available throughout the County. Please visit Shared Services Partnership Jobs to apply now and join the SCP team.