The staff and pupils of St Martin in Meneage School will say goodbye to a “valued” teaching assistant on Friday, May 2.

Mel Hatton will be leaving the school after six years to further develop her passion for sport.

The school said: “She has been a valued member of the team. She has worked energetically and with dedication, often in her own time, to promote sport in the school.”

The school wished her well in her venture, and thanked Annabell Phillips for taking responsibility for the Early Bird Club every day.