The Little School

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After school care!

After school care:


After school the children wait for their parents, or their lifts, on the platforms.

The little ones – Grades 0, 1 and 2 – are escorted to the platforms by their teachers, who wait with them until the helper, Happy, arrives. The children stay on the platforms until their lift arrives. This way, children are not running around amongst the cars.

Some parents collect their children very late – as late, sometimes, as well after 4. This means that these children have been hanging around for over two hours or more. Happy is very good and waits with them until their parents arrive, but this is unfair on her, who also needs to get home. Please Parents, don’t take advantage in this way!

I appeal again to parents who allow their children to leave the school grounds and wait on the road for public transport. This is so dangerous. The children forget that they are on a main road and I often find them playing on the road.

Also, they are there, in a position to be accosted by passers by, who could be drug peddlers, paedophiles or child stealers. One shudders to think of the dangers they are being exposed to.

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