School entrance made safer
Hampton Hill School has a safe entrance to its grounds thanks to dedicated parents and a generous former pupil.
Traffic congestion and the lack of a footpath at the top of Rimu St has long been a safety issue for students. The alternative route, to Hillary St, was a steep, unpaved bank.
On the weekend of July 20, in dismal weather, a group of students’ parents cut and boxed a footpath. Former Hampton Hill School pupil and owner of Aardvark Concrete Services, Glen Jones, lent his expertise, as did Firth Concrete.
‘‘Their generosity has ensured the safety of not only the school community, but the community as a whole,’’ said the school principal, Kelly Scott.
Safe travel: Hampton Hill School principal Kelly
Scott and faithful companion Molly try out
the new path.