Thirty-seven road safety patrollers from Arrowtown and
Queenstown Primary Schools were presented with certificates
of appreciation by Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden
and Arrowtown community Senior Constable Beth Fookes, at a
sponsored lunch from Hell's Pizza on Friday.
Ms van Uden said the pupils, who patrolled the school
crossings every afternoon regardless of the weather, were a
''really important'' part of the community.
''They're keeping all of our kids safe crossing the road and
they do it voluntarily.
''As a community, we are really grateful to them.''
Snr Const Fookes said if it was not for the patrollers, the
community would have a ''real issue'' with road safety.
Hell's Pizza had also committed to continue its sponsorship
of the volunteers, all pupils in years 5, 6 and 7, for which
the schools were extremely grateful, she said.