As a rule, young school pupils and adult school walkers are responsible for ensuring school safety. This service can still be maintained, because not enough voluntary helpers report. In the Anton, police superintendent Günter Thales now appealed to the parents of the first years to get involved.
"All parents want their children to come to school, but time does not come", headmistress Lamer brings the problem to the point. In the autumn, 70 children are trained in the Anton. Many of the girls and boys go to school every day, some of them having to cross the main road or other busy streets. There are particularly vulnerable places where schoolchildren are ready to help children safely cross the street. At the moment, Günter, with the Police together with Michaela Rosenthal, responsible for the school safety, can now employ only 21 adult helpers alongside the student guides. "This is the minimum," says Taller.
The helpers ensure a transition and the transition in the middle of the city. Especially there in the morning always very many students on the road, at the same time also the traffic is the densest, because a lot of school buses pass the place. In the absence of enough adult helpers, Thales Am also has to use student solders. This is not optimal. Therefore, the police officer hopes that today, on the day of the registration of the future first years, he will find a few new voluntary school helpers. It is important that the young parents themselves behave as exemplary on the road. "If the parents do not make it clear, the children cannot really learn it." Above all a situation is a thorn in his eye: "Often parents keep their car in front of the school directly in the absolute ban, but this is forbidden." Because the children are to hurry, dangerous situations quickly come.
However, the goal is to ensure that the children are not driven, but run to school. Thus he is on the topic of school path helpers. He appealed to the parents in the Aula to volunteer for this service. "The half an hour a week early between 7.30 and 8 o'clock," he says, the more helpers are involved, the less often the mission is, the helper is equipped with a safety vest and a trowel, as well as the municipal liability insurance, and accident insurance, if anything happens, Thales continues.
The 56-year-old police officer is supported by Catharina Schulz. "It is very important to me," says the mother of two children, who has been active as a school chaplain for years, hoping that new help will be found, but she will continue to do so even though her youngest son leaves the primary school. But some of the other long-term school helpers would gladly give the honorary office again, she knows.
Sabine Popp is today with her son Maximilian in the elementary school, which he will visit from September. "The school helpers are a great thing," she says, and the young mother, the teacher, would report to herself, "but only if it is compatible with my duty schedule," she said. For many parents, professional activity seems to be the problem of why they do not commit themselves voluntarily. Also Holder Kessler, father of Nina, says: "This is, of course, a good thing, but I cannot help because I work from five o'clock in the morning." Nevertheless, Günter Thales does not give up the hope: he publishes lists in the Aula in which helpers can register. Six volunteers in reflective vest are taking part after the infusion, and five want to consider the mission. With this result, the police superintendent is quite satisfied.