A Perranarworthal teacher took the unusual step of presenting the school with gifts upon her retirement from teaching last week.

Carol Warman, 59, who has been at Perranarworthal Primary School for 19 years, gave pupils a swift’s nesting box and an award to be presented each year to a pupil who makes a special achievement in studying maths.

Carol, who taught years five and six and specialised in maths, presented the gifts at a special assembly, where she also reflected on her career as a teacher, her time spent travelling the world to see wildlife, and her previous work as a wildlife warden on Skokholm island off the coast of Wales and in the Seychelles.

She said: “It’s been absolutely amazing from beginning to end. I’ve made a lot of friends in the community: parents and pupils, and still know pupils who come back to thank me and who have gone on to do maths and science at much higher levels.”

Asked what she would do following retirement, she said: “I’m going to look at wildlife all over the world, do lots of wild swimming, and continue my maths coaching.”

Picture: Carol Warman with her class at Perranarworthal Primary School