Margaret says farewell after 22 years of service

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LOLLIPOP lady Margaret May bid a fond farewell to pupils and staff at St Andrew’s Infant School after 22 years of service.

During a special assembly, the 64-year-old was presented with gifts from the children and teachers for her years of dedication.

Starting in 1990, and working with the police constable at the time, she became an integral part of the school family.

“I was really quiet to start off with but as the years went by I got to know a lot more of the people,” said Margaret, of Bonegate Road, Brighouse. “I used to console some of the children when they first start here as they didn’t want to leave their parents.

“I have seen two generations come to this school and I have just loved doing what I did, especially when it was snowing.”

The mum-of-four, who used to give lollipops out to all the children at Christmas time and at the end of the school year, is retiring and is planning on visiting two of her sons in Wales, who all attended the school.

To show their appreciation for the work Margaret has done the children and staff bought her some flowers and chocolates.

“I want to say thank you to everybody for crossing with me and for making it such an enjoyable job to do,” said Margaret.

Head teacher Naomi Wood said: “She has always been really approachable and we have enjoyed our time working with her. We all wish her a happy retirement and all the children and parents have really appreciated all the work she has done.”