Crossing the streets for children can be difficult in the morning and afternoon when children are entering and leaving school, especially when the streets are busy with traffic, commotion and lately ice and snow.
There are ways that the children are being looked after and helped when crossing the streets.
“I am out here in the mourning and later in the day when the children are crossing,” Eyvette Johnson, a crossing guard said. “I stop the traffic and help the kids cross. It is good that we are out here because we keep the kids safe and help them get where they are going.”
In the Strawberry Mansion area of Philadelphia crossing guards are making sure that the school children are crossing the streets safely and properly. One every other corner near local schools the crossing guards stop traffic and let the children cross, helping to maintain the safety of the neighborhood children.
By Nick Hollenstein and Lea Coyle, Group 21, Strawberry Mansion/ Brewerytown