One of the UK’s leading suppliers of road safety clothing has relaunched a competition to find the longest serving School Crossing Patrols (SCPs) across the country.
Keltic Clothing, described as a ‘one stop shop’ for road safety clothing and educational resources, is repeating the SCP competition which first ran in 2014.
The competition winners will receive a bottle of champagne, a length of service badge and a batch of delicious ‘STOP’ cupcakes for their entire SCP team.
The competition is now open and will run until 31 March 2017. Entries are invited by email to Keltic Clothing, via a council email address giving the patrol’s name and length of service.
The SCP service
The idea for SCPs came in the late 1940s when two of the newly created road safety officers in the London Boroughs of Dagenham and Barking (Jock Brining and Dorothy Pummell) recognised a growing problem with the safety of child pedestrians given the increasing volume of traffic on roads.
The service was officially created by the School Crossing Patrol Act in 1953 and the first official patrol started work in 1954. Keltic Clothing first launched the competition to mark the 60th anniversary of the start of the SCP service’s operational life.
Want to know more about the SCP service and road safety?
Key facts and summaries of research reports (on children) – visit the Road Safety Observatory
Online library of research and reports etc – visit the Road Safety Knowledge Centre