Wednesday, 26 October 2011

In praise of lollipop ladies (and gentlemen) ....

Last Friday was the end of an era.

Our School Crossing Patrol, Margaret Wiggett MBE hung up her lollipop and started a well earned retirement having served our primary school for 46 years.

That's more than a million safe journeys to school.

Margaret was awarded the MBE in 1995 for services to the school, an award which was presented to her by The Prince of Wales and she was also highly commended for the ‘frontline employee of the year’ prize at the National Transport Awards last year.

A special assembly was held to celebrate her work, which was attended by all of the school’s pupils as well as local dignitaries and parents from the area (many of whom Margaret helped to cross the road when they were children!).

Margaret was presented with special homemade cards from children in each year group at the school, as well as presents from parents and teachers.

I am pretty sure she holds the record for the longest serving lollipop lady in the country ..... what an achievement.

Have a wonderful retirement Margaret xx

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