A SCHOOL paid a fond farewell to its longest-serving teacher.
Pupils and former staff at Long Marston Primary School held a special assembly to say goodbye to Rosemary Leigh, who worked at the school for almost 20 years.
Mrs Leigh said: “I’m going to miss it. You cannot do a job for that long without missing the children and colleagues.
“It has a great family atmosphere and is such a part of the community so you feel very much part of the community when you are teaching there. I have got to know quite a few of the families quite well.
“It has been a stress-free place to work and somewhere you felt totally involved in.”
Admin assistant Janet Davis said: “She is always very cheerful and very helpful and to everybody and very-much loved by all the children and staff.”
Mrs Leigh’s favourite subject to teach in here 19-and-a-half years at the school was the sciences, while she loved the summer for teaching outdoors and the magical Christmas part of the year at the school.
Now she will go on to play a casual role in front-of-stage work at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre.
Mrs Leigh said the most noticeable changes she has seen to the school are the introduction of more technology and the growth of the school.
An assembly was held on December 17 and was attended by former teachers of the school.
Mrs Davis said: “The children sang songs especially written for her and she was given flowers. We gave her a card we had made that all the children contributed to.”