Britain’s youngest crossing supervisor is a three-year-old who idolises his local lollipop man and has his own stick and uniform.
Little Charlie Rogers accompanies his mum and siblings to school every day and became besotted with regular lollipop man Graham Brown.
Charlie’s family made him a fluorescent uniform and lollipop stick - and Charlie now proudly shadows Graham as he guides children across the road.
The youngster refers to himself as a 'little Graham' - and knows exactly what he wants to be when he grows up.
His proud mother Sarah, 31, said: ‘We do the school run every morning and every afternoon, Charlie gets so excited about it all, it's the highlight of his day.
'His love affair has been going on for about three or four months now, he absolutely loves it.
'This is who he wants to be, he wants to be a little Graham.
'He has to pretend he's Graham when we walk home from school, he insists on trying to go out into the road to stop cars.
'Luckily our road is really quiet so I can let him do it.'
Charlie accompanies Sarah and brothers Brandon, 11, Callum, seven, and sister Lucy, eight, on the school run to St John's Mead Primary in Chipping Sodbury, near Bristol.
His love affair with the crossing patrol began in November last year after he struck up an unusual friendship with Graham.
He then decided on his future career and begged family and friends for a special uniform 'just like Graham's'.
So his dad Neil, 31, a factory worker, made him a miniature lollipop stick and a neighbour modified an old fluorescent jacket to fit him.
Charlie even made sure his nursery school held a special road safety day so he could show off his skills - and his uniform.
He said: 'I really like the lollipop man. I want to be a lollipop man.
'I love my uniform I feel really important in it, mummy is lovely for letting me wear it.'