Spirited mum eases traffic flow

Mayor Tracey Roberts with deputy principal Sarah Chaloner, principal Peter Alford and award winner Caron Woodman. www.communitypix.com.au d403025
Mayor Tracey Roberts with deputy principal Sarah Chaloner, principal Peter Alford and award winner Caron Woodman. www.communitypix.com.au d403025

Mother-of-three Caron Woodman received the award last week from City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts .

She was presented with the award at Mindarie Primary School’s assembly, in recognition of her voluntary work to reduce congestion during drop-off and pick-up periods.

School officer Sue Farago said parents parking in the four ‘kiss and drive’ bays and the inadequate number of bays for the 812 students arriving and leaving school each day frustrated Mrs Woodman.

‘She took it upon herself to liaise with the Wanneroo council, our school principal Peter Alford and the Mindarie Primary School RoadWise co-ordinator Jessica Evans to try and get a solution for the problems at the ‘kiss and drive’ area,’ she said.

‘The result was the installation of a further six ‘kiss and drive’ bays to make a total of ten, she then gave up her time to patrol the ‘kiss and drive’ before and after school to give information to parents parked in the bays on how to use (it).

‘This resulted in a Kiss and Drive bay that ran efficiently and more importantly safely for the children.’

Mrs Woodman said the extra bays, brought in last September, helped create a flow of traffic and now she only had to step in occasionally with advice.

‘I did it for four months ” I really enjoyed it because you get to meet all the parents and kids,’ she said.