Hadleigh head puts on his hi-vis

Gary Pilkington, Hadleigh Primary headteacher, is performing the lollipop man role as the usual lollipop lady is away for a fortnight. ANL-160926-163808009
Gary Pilkington, Hadleigh Primary headteacher, is performing the lollipop man role as the usual lollipop lady is away for a fortnight. ANL-160926-163808009

A headteacher in Hadleigh has recently been putting on his hi-vis as he takes on the role of lollipop man.

Gary Pilkington, head at Hadleigh Community Primary School, has been filling in for the school’s usual school crossing patrol advisor, Anne Skippings.

Gary Pilkington, Hadleigh Primary headteacher, is performing the lollipop man role as the usual lollipop lady is away for a fortnight. ANL-160926-163746009

Gary Pilkington, Hadleigh Primary headteacher, is performing the lollipop man role as the usual lollipop lady is away for a fortnight. ANL-160926-163746009

Mr Pilkington said he had carried out the role before when previously at the school and said: “It’s a lovely way for me to meet and greet the families in the morning and evenings. I think the families’ reactions have been very positive.”

Gary Pilkington, Hadleigh Primary headteacher, is performing the lollipop man role as the usual lollipop lady is away for a fortnight. ANL-160926-163757009

Gary Pilkington, Hadleigh Primary headteacher, is performing the lollipop man role as the usual lollipop lady is away for a fortnight. ANL-160926-163757009

Gary Pilkington, Hadleigh Primary headteacher, is performing the lollipop man role as the usual lollipop lady is away for a fortnight. ANL-160926-163831009

Gary Pilkington, Hadleigh Primary headteacher, is performing the lollipop man role as the usual lollipop lady is away for a fortnight. ANL-160926-163831009