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Gulmarrad Public School Principal Robyn Urquhart keeps a watchful eye over school students at the busy crossing on Brooms Head Road. Image: contributed

A little bit safer for Gulmarrad’s little ones

Children attending Gulmarrad Public School on Brooms Head Road near Maclean are set to receive an extra level of protection with the Government funding a new school crossing supervisor, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis.

“Governments have no higher priority than child safety and that is why the Nationals in Government first introduced flashing lights around all schools and are now funding 300 new school crossing supervisors,” Mr Gulaptis said.

The new crossing supervisor will monitor children at the crossing on Brooms Head Road as they walk to and from school and will be the first supervisor at the school.

“Recruitment for this position will open shortly and I strongly encourage dedicated people interested in serving their community to keep an eye out for the job advertisement,” Mr Gulaptis said.

Mr Gulaptis also recommended motorists download the Speed Adviser app to alert drivers when they enter an active school zone and for teachers and families to visit the Safety Town website for educational road safety activities.