Royston school says goodbye to teacher after 15 years' service
PUBLISHED: 14:56 30 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:37 30 July 2019
Icknield Walk First School has said goodbye to a teacher after 15 years' service.
Tina Smith was the nursery teacher and the special needs co-ordinator at Icknield in Royston, and she is taking early retirement to travel the world.
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In a final assembly, the school sang a song specially written for Mrs Smith using well known nursery rhyme tunes and appropriate words, describing her as a very special teacher and wishing her well in the future.
Headteacher Jane Sherwood said: "Tina was a reliable and dependable member of staff, nothing was ever too much trouble. She was a extra special champion for children with additional needs, always supporting them, their parents and the staff to ensure these children got the best education possible. Her nursery was a place of awe and wonder for the children and there was always music and singing."
One of Mrs Smith's gifts was a large map of the world covered in gold foil - the idea is to scratch off the foil from each country she visits.