Meet the 17-year-old lollipop lady

  • 15 July 2013
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Leah tracks down Marie in York

For sixty years, lollipop men and women have been helping children all over the UK cross busy roads.

It's a job that's normally filled by the older generation but for one school in York their lollypop lady - Marie Patterson - is less than a third of the average age of her colleagues.

She's only seventeen and is one of the UK's youngest school crossing wardens.

"It's working with children, and that's what I wanted to do from a young age," says Marie.

We sent Leah to track her down and get a taste of the job.