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Marie Patterson was 17-years-old when she swapped her paper round for a crossing patrol.
As Claire Montgomery reports, she has had to wait a couple of years to put on the famous fluorescent jacket - and now may even have the title of being the country's youngest lollipop lady.
You can watch Claire's full report below.
A dedicated teenager from our region is thought to be Britain's youngest lollipop lady after swapping her paper round for a patrol when she was seventeen.
Marie Patterson from York first applied for the post when she was 15-years-old but had to wait to don the jacket for health and safety reasons.
She left college to help care for her mother and told ITV News that the job fits in perfectly with her life.
A dedicated teenager is being hailed as Britain's youngest lollipop lady after swapping her paper round for a patrol when she was 17.
Marie Patterson, from York, first applied for the post when she was 15 but was told she would have to wait a couple of years until she was old enough to don the iconic fluorescent jacket.
She now patrols one of the busy crossings near her home in Acomb to the delight of children and parents.
Marie, who has since turned 18, left college to help care for her mother after she suffered a heart attack and stroke and says the job fits in perfectly:
"It was so nerve-wracking at first, but the parents and schoolchildren have been so polite and I look forward to seeing them every weekday. I love doing the job. It is great."
It is sixty years since school crossing patrols were introduced. Marie's supervisor says she is pleased that younger people are showing an interest in keeping the tradition going.