School's out! Staff say

PUBLISHED: 13:45 19 July 2007 | UPDATED: 15:10 12 May 2010

TWO teachers from St Mary s Catholic Primary School in Royston will be leaving their registers behind at the end of term - after spending 69 years there between them. Headteacher Tony Carroll joined the school 33 years ago and has been in his current post

TWO teachers from St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Royston will be leaving their registers behind at the end of term - after spending 69 years there between them.

Headteacher Tony Carroll joined the school 33 years ago and has been in his current post for the last 17 years.

Mr Carroll will be moving on to travel the world.

After teaching at the school for 36 years, Christine Baker will be retiring.

Mrs Baker, who has been teaching for 39 years, said: "I am looking forward to retiring very much.

"I will miss my colleagues though, and the funny things that the children say."

As well as gardening, Mrs Baker is also hoping to take part in a more adrenaline fuelled activity - wing walking, perhaps, she said.

So, why did Mrs Baker decide to take up a career in teaching?

"I fancied the holidays. But it was those inspirational teachers that influenced me to go into teaching," she said.

A presentation day was held yesterday (Wednesday) for Mr Carroll and Mrs Baker.

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