Schongau - Not only do they help children across the street safely, they also do a lot to protect pupils in other ways.
Werner Hoyer, chairman of the regional traffic watch Schongau, made this clear when honoring the school helpers in the Ballenhaussaal on Monday.
A total of 23 active and former school helpers were honored. Due to the corona, it was a difficult year, emphasized Hoyer. He hopes that normality will soon return to this area as well. "Nothing is more important than school helpers," said the chairman. This honorary position has existed since 1980, and there are a total of 30,000 throughout Bavaria. The balance sheet for Lechstadt: "Since 1980 there has not been a single traffic fatality on the way to school," said Chairman Hoyer.
Last year there was an accident on the way to school in Altenstadt, in the previous school year there were six, three of them in Schongau, said Hoyer, highlighting the “incredibly important and honorable work” of the helpers.
The school helpers are not only important when crossing the street.
No children would be taken where they were, said Hoyer.
“The school commute doesn't take long, it doesn't cost anything, but it's worth a lot,” he thanked those present for their commitment.
Second Mayor Daniela Puzzovio also joined in.
She conveyed the thanks of the city of Schongau for the volunteers.
Finding offspring is not easy, as is the case with any volunteer work, even with the school helpers, encouraged Puzzovio, that perhaps more volunteers would be found.
On Monday, the following were honored for their commitment: Christian Birke, who worked as a volunteer on the way to school for seven years.
Since he has now ended his activity, he received a badge of honor with the certificate.
Birgit Grieser was a school assistant for three years and is now also giving up.
Andreas Lüttgau has been on duty as a school walker for three years.
He also took over the coordination.
“We're always looking for support,” he emphasized.
For seven years Monika Schilcher was on the road to school as an assistant and is now finishing her job.
Helmut Hunger will be doing it for six years and he will continue.
Claudia Büchler was involved in voluntary work for a full ten years.
In addition to the certificate, she also received a badge of honor and a fruit basket as thanks.