Pupils and staff say fond farewell to secretary of St Michael’s Primary School after 40 years

Falmouth Packet: Pupils and staff say fond farewell to secretary of St Michael’s Primary School after 40 years Pupils and staff say fond farewell to secretary of St Michael’s Primary School after 40 years

If a picture speaks a thousand words then the retiring secretary of St Michael’s Primary School in Helston was presented with a speech from the children.

Every class at the school made cards for Olivia Blake, who left at the end of term after 40 years in post.

Flowers were a particular theme, from giant sunflowers through to mounted ‘bouquets’ made from coloured circles containing individual messages.

Year six went a step further and drew a portrait of Mrs Blake. As reported last week, the cards were among a series of surprises to mark the retirement of Mrs Blake, who also received a celebration cake, was serenaded by staff and had the honour of the newly refurbished school library being named after her.

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