I-Pledge Scholar Patrol Roll Out Report

Introduction
 
Scholar Patrol is an important part of road safety education and essential to enhancing the safety of our scholars at their schools. Not only does it regulate traffic, improve speed calming and facilitate safe crossing of the road but also instills in the minds of our young pedestrians an awareness of the importance of road safety. 
 
 
Why do we need scholar patrol?
 
Each year, children travel to and from school almost 200 times.
 
Dangerous traffic congestion occurs around schools with so many parents dropping their children off in the morning and picking them up after school. 
 
Traffic Authorities, school teachers and principals recognize that this congestion creates the most dangerous location on a child’s journey to and from school. 
 
Scholar Patrol performs a very important and responsible public service by controlling traffic and by safeguarding scholar pedestrians Student patrollers guide fellow students and prevent them from entering traffic when it is unsafe.
 
 
Student Patrollers:
  • Set a good example and encourage all students to observe the rules of safety. 
  • Must report for duty on time with the proper equipment and attire on. 
  • Report all infractions of the rules to their superiors
  • Provide assistance to other Patrol members when necessary. 
  • Must know and enforce all safety walking and crossing rules.
  • Attend regular meetings that would discuss problem areas of traffic and street crossings.
 
 
A Scholar Patrol member’s characteristics
 
Scholar Patrol is a call for unselfish service to fellow pupils and the community. It requires the efforts of individuals with the following characteristics:
  • Responsibility – a focus on the safety of pedestrians is of paramount importance. 
  • Punctuality - the team and our fellow pedestrian scholars depend on the team to be on duty, on time.
  • Dedication - demands are made on the free time of scholars and their ability to come out in any weather conditions, their enthusiasm and need for ongoing training. 
  • Commitment to teamwork with character traits like dependability, attention to detail, honesty, seriousness etc
 
After meeting with the Department of Education we realized that the need was huge in South African Schools, Scholar Patrol had been placed under the auspices of the RTMC and unfortunately all projects have ground to a halt.
 
Active Education received the green light in October to refurbish, train, equip and brand 20 schools per month, this report highlights how we have done so far.
 
 
Schools
 
Active Education has provided equipment for 72 schools, we have refurbished and painted 72 zebra crossingings. We have placed 62 signs, we are awaiting government approval to place 10 signs that need to be placed on pavements outside schools.
 
 
School Names and number of pupils seen
 
 

No.

School Name

P/H

District

No

1

Batsogile

P

Pimville

480

2

Bryandale

P

Bryanston

1100

3

Bafikile

P

Mapetla

 

4

Bryanston

P

Bryanston

559

5

Dikwakwetla

P

Zola

240

6

Dolandson Primary

P

Rockville

638

7

Elsie Ngidi

P

Mofolo

800

8

Emaweni

P

Mofolo North

241

9

Emisebeni

P

White City

493

10

Esithebeni

P

Tladi

792

11

Finetown

P

Orange Farm

1235

12

Heitekani

P

Tshawela

898

13

Hlakaniphani

P

Dlamini

513

14

Hoernie

P

Rockville

120

15

Igugu

P

Mofolo

401

16

Ikemeleng

P

Senaone

493

17

Indyebo

P

Zola

523

18

Isaacson

P

Moroka

211

19

Isipho

P

Naledi

460

20

Isiseko

P

Naledi

410

21

Isulihle

P

Tladi

1107

22

Kholweni

P

Naledi

482

23

Khomonani

P

DIepkloof

731

24

Khwezi

P

Kwezi Section

390

25

Lakeview

P

Lakeview

802

26

Leshata

H

Orange Farm

1235

27

Lumelang

P

Tladi

420

28

Makola

P

Phiri

405

29

Mambo

P

Klipspruit

395

30

Mandebe SPS

P

Eastern Cape

247

31

Mochochonono

P

Moletsani

370

32

Moetapele

P

Moletsani

388

33

Molalatladi

P

Zola

330

34

Morris Isaacson

H

Phiri

433

35

Mvelandzandivho

P

Tshawela

601

36

Phumuzile

P

Zola

520

37

Phuthalushaka

P

Tshawela

406

38

Primrose Primary

P

Germiston

517

39

Protea South

P

Protea

1112

40

Qalobutsha

H

Orange Farm

1211

41

Rebone

P

Emdeni

422

42

Regutile

P

Orange Farm

1070

43

Reuthlwile

P

Orange Farm

503

44

Sagewood College

P

Midrand

764

45

Sefika

P

Phiri

612

46

Shalom Manne

P

Tladi

340

47

Sharonlea Primary School

P

Bryanston

1243

48

Sibongile

P

Zola

820

49

Sivuleleni

P

Zola

675

50

Sizanani

P

White City

604

51

St Matthews

P

Rockville

600

52

St Ursulas

P/H

Krugersdorp

295

53

Stretford

P

Orange Farm

915

54

Thaba Jabula

H

Pimville

1190

55

Thathani

P

Zola

475

56

Tholimufundo

P

Zola

934

57

Thulani

P

Moletsani

314

58

Tlholohelo

P

Pimville

320

59

Tshepana

H

Orange Farm

1207

60

Tshebedisano

P

Pimville

531

61

Tshedimosho

P

Mofolo

244

62

Tshilidizi

P

Tshawela

405

63

Uvuyo

P

Dlamini

702

64

Vukani

P

White City

308

65

Vusisizwe

P

Zola

780

66

Welizibuko

P

Dlamini

583

67

Winnie Madikizela Mandela

P/H

Dlamini 2

400

68

Woodlands International College

P/H

Boksburg

761

69

Zakariya Park

P/H

Orange Farm

857

70

Zanengqele JSS

P

Eastern Cape

411

71

Zinniaville

P

Rustenburg

1041

72

Zola

P

Zola

650

 

 

January Roll Out
 
We have already seen 4 schools this week with the further 16 have already been booked, by Friday the 25 January 2013 we will have reached 90 schools.
 
 
Numbers
 
Number of Schools in SOWETO: 46
 
Number of Schools in Orange Farm: 10
 
Number of Schools in Rustenburg: 1
 
Number of Schools in Sandton: 2
 
Number of Schools in Umtata: 2
 
Number of Schools on East Rand: 1
 
 
TOTAL number of Children participating in Road Safety Roadshow so far: 43 685


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