SCHOOL Crossing Patrol officers were recently honoured at the annual Vale of Glamorgan Council Road Safety Awards.

The volunteers involved with the child pedestrian training scheme Kerbcraft were also rewarded at the ceremony held at the Dock Offices in Barry.

The awards aim to recognise the continuing high standards of School Crossing Patrol officers in Vale Primary Schools.

Everyone, whether acting in a paid or voluntary role, was commended for their professionalism and enthusiasm in helping to provide children and adults with safe crossing points throughout the Vale despite the seemingly ever increasing amount of traffic.

Rob Thomas, Director of Development Services, said: "The success of any scheme relies upon the dedication and commitment of the individuals involved, be it on a voluntary basis or in a paid role. To remain enthusiastic and continue to smile whilst standing in the pouring rain takes a very dedicated individual’.

Elaine Storey was the Area Winner for the SCP (Schools Crossing Patrol) Service for Penarth, Sully and Dinas Powys.

She has supported pupils to cross the road from a variety of schools in Penarth on Redlands Road. With more than 13 years of service to her name, she has always been creative and innovative with ideas to support her role, visiting schools and rewarding positive behaviour for those who cross with her.

Sadly, she recently left her post after Christmas and will be missed by everyone.