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School bids farewell to mid-day supervisor Alma




Barrow Primary School held a celebration for their midday supervisor who retired on Wednesday after working with the school for an impressive 50 years.

Alma Wright, 83, who has lived in Barrow since she was 10 years old, went to the primary school herself as did her two daughters, three grandchildren and her great grandchild.

Alma said: “It was absolutely lovely.

Alma Wright, the mid-day supervisor for Barrow Primary School is retiring after working for the school for over 50 years. PICTURE: Mecha Morton.
Alma Wright, the mid-day supervisor for Barrow Primary School is retiring after working for the school for over 50 years. PICTURE: Mecha Morton.

“I’m feeling a bit mixed, I really love the children. I could have stayed on but I just felt now I’ve got to this age, I want to go while I feel fit. I didn’t want to hang on any longer.”

Every class in the school performed a song and dance especially for Mrs Wright.

The school celebrated Mrs Wright’s 50-year milestone in May.

On Monday they also held an afternoon tea with all the pupils and staff.

She is planning to go back to the school to volunteer with the reception class and to help with their reading whenever she is asked.

In retirement, Mrs Wright and her husband are planning to go on more trips away to Lowestoft, which they regularly enjoy at weekends.

Recalling many of her memories of pupils, she said: “They all give you a cuddle, they always have something to say.”



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