This year’s ASSIST FM School Crossing Patroller of the Year award was awarded to Grace “Peggy” Ferries of Muirfield School in Aberdeen City Council!
During Peggy`s 33 years of service she has become a very large part of the school ethos and attends school shows, open days, assemblies and various other events. She is very informative and is very much aware of the importance of her role as a School Crossing Patroller, explaining the rules, dangers and providing explanation to the children on the correct and safe procedure that must be followed when crossing the road at all times.Because of her dedication and professionalism, Peggy has been nominated for a number of awards over the past few years and was the regional winner of the Kwik-Fit Insurance “Scottish Lollipop Person of the Year 2007” where she was presented with a trophy by Councillor Reynolds, the City of Aberdeen Lord Provost.Peggy is extremely well thought of by so many people. These range from the school’s pupils past and present, parents, school staff, colleagues and management.Head Teacher Marion Davidson said that:
“Peggy has been our school crossing patroller for over 30 years. She helped my son cross the road safely when he was at Muirfield from 1998 – 2005. Peggy joins us for whole school assemblies and celebrations such as our recent Daffodil tea. She is a well-recognised member of the Mastrick community having supported many families over a long period of time. She is always happy and brings a smile to every child’s face on their journey to school each day.”