Giant 70-year school crossing effort

TWO of Wellington Shire’s school crossing supervisors have racked up 70 years of crossing supervision between them.

Jenny Young is Wellington’s longest serving supervisor, celebrating 36 years of service this October, with Olive Collins a close second, celebrating 34 and a half years at her recent retirement.

Wellington Shire mayor Scott Rossetti congratulated the pair.

“Olive and Jenny have served a remarkable 70 years supervision between them, looking after school crossings in the Wellington region,” he said.

“Both ladies have supervised generations of children on their way to and from school.

“Between them, they have minded crossings at every school in Sale, as well as a long ago defunct crossing over the railway line at Wurruk.

“No doubt many people will recognise Olive and Jenny and join me in offering thanks.

“Though Olive is retiring this year, Jenny is continuing at Sale 545 Primary School to add more years to her already incredible service to Wellington.”

Council operates 21 supervised crossings in Wellington Shire.

Cr Rossetti said motorists should look out for Wellington’s designated school crossing zones and slow down, observe the road signs and obey the rules.

“We have a very dedicated team of staff who, just like Olive and Jenny, take daily pride ensuring that our youngest residents get to and from school safely,” he said.

“Wellington residents enjoy living in a safe community; our school crossing supervisors help us to ensure that we can.”