Retiring after 34 years at school

Kelsey School has said goodbye to caretaker Myrah White, who has retired after 34 years service. EMN-140112-082037001
Kelsey School has said goodbye to caretaker Myrah White, who has retired after 34 years service. EMN-140112-082037001

Kelsey School said a fond farewell to caretaker Myrah White, who has retired after 34 years - making her the longest serving member of staff.

At a special assembly, she was presented with gifts, a cake, flowers and a memory box, filled with notes from all of the people her generosity and spirit has touched over her years at the school.

Mrs White began working in the role in 1980, meaning her retirement fell in her 34th year of outstanding service.

A much loved character to staff and students alike, Mrs White to many, was also lovingly referred to as ‘Auntie Myrah’ by some.

One of the notes read: ‘if the children are the heart of the school, then Myrah is the backbone’.

She will always be the lady who was there to give ready advice, a good talking to if necessary, a lot of love and kindness, and not least a flick of her duster.

Her presence in school is already greatly missed, and her Henry Hoover vacuum (lovingly renamed Myrah) will never quite look the same without her at the helm.