Smiles keep lollypop lady warm

CHILLING OUT: Nowra Public School lollypop lady Rachael Croese has had some cold starts to the day lately. Photo: ADAM WRIGHT

CHILLING OUT: Nowra Public School lollypop lady Rachael Croese has had some cold starts to the day lately. Photo: ADAM WRIGHT

MOST of us spend our winter days in a nice, warm office, but workers like Rachael Croese are out in the elements, rain, hail or shine.

A lollypop lady with Roads and Maritime Services, Ms Croese is coming to the end of her second winter manning the crossings at Nowra Public School and sometimes Bomaderry Public School.

She said while she’s suffered through some bitterly cold mornings of late, the smiles of the children help keep the frost at bay.

“It is coldest at Bomaderry School because the wind howls down Cambewarra Road,” she said.

“I wear thermals, a scarf, my ear-muffs, gloves and two pairs of socks,” she said.

“But the children warm me up with their smiles, their thank-yous and good manners. I love the kids, they’re so cute.”

Motorists are reminded that by law they must wait at the crossing until everyone has left the road, including the supervisor.

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