Nursery nurse Sue bids farewell after 38 years

Sue Atherton - Nursery nurse at Havercroft Academy, retires after 38 years.'p306a443
Sue Atherton - Nursery nurse at Havercroft Academy, retires after 38 years.'p306a443
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Nursery nurse Sue Atherton has said her final goodbyes to pupils and staff at the Havercroft school where she has worked for the last 38 years.

Mrs Atherton retired from Havercroft Academy last Friday.

Mrs Atherton, 58, has many fond memories of the school, which she and her husband, Steven, attended as children.

Her three daughters Sarah Atherton, Helen Hill and Ruth Atherton are also former pupils.

She said: “The school has been my life for the past 38 years.

“I went to school there, as did my husband and my three daughters.

“I have seen lots of changes throughout my time at the school and I have lots of fond memories.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the school and I will miss the staff and the children.” The school held a tea party for Mrs Atherton and invited ex-colleagues to celebrate her retirement.

She says she’s looking forward to spending more time with her grandchildren and enjoying her hobbies of gardening and walking.

Hedd Williams, headteacher, said: “Sue is an absolutely remarkable woman.

“She has given so much to the school and touched countless families lives throughout the 38 years she has worked here.

“She has seen so many changes throughout her time and we tried to invite as many of her ex-colleagues as possible to help give her a nice leaving party.

“She is a loyal friend and it is a very sad day to see her leave.”