Grade 8 student receives school safety award
THORNHILL, ON, July 18, 2013 /CNW/ - For the past 44 years, a different
and unique group of Ontario students arrive at Camp Samac in Oshawa as CAA School Safety Patrollers and after learning life-saving lessons they leave as Patrol Captains.
This year, approximately 130 patrollers were taught bus and fire safety,
as well as first aid during a four day leadership camp from July 16-19.
The soon-to-be Patrol Captains from Barrie, Brant County, Brantford, La
Salle, London, Orillia, Peel, Toronto and Windsor took part in training
provided by police officers from across Ontario.
Today at Camp Samac, 13 year-old Emily Bloomfield will be recognized
with the CAA School Safety Patroller of the Year Award. The Oakland-Scotland Public School student has done an outstanding job
as a foot patroller for the past three years and serves as a role model
in her community. She is a responsible, reliable and dedicated
In the fall, Emily reacted quickly and stopped a junior kindergarten
student from stepping out onto the street and in front of a transport
truck. The Grade 8 student's quick thinking and reaction helped prevent
a tragedy. Meanwhile, during the first two weeks of school, Emily
called the Brant County Municipal Office about the barely visible
crosswalk markings in front of her school. As a result of her phone
call, the crosswalk markings on the road were freshly painted before
the end of the month.
"On behalf of CAA South Central Ontario, it is a privilege to honour
Emily Bloomfield with the School Safety Patroller of the Year Award,"
said Leslie Rocha, Community Relations Specialist, CAA SCO. "The
deserving Grade 8 student takes her job as a foot patroller seriously
and performs her duties with great pride."
School safety patrollers dedicate over 3.45 million volunteer hours each
year to community safety. There are currently over 55 police services,
more than 800 schools and over 20,000 elementary school students
involved in the program.
CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering insurance, travel, automotive
care and roadside services. There are more than 1.8 million CAA members
in South Central Ontario and 5 million members in Canada. We're more
than Roadside Assistance. We're Life-side Assistance.
SOURCE: CAA South Central Ontario
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