There are always fond farewells to be said at the end of every summer term in schools and this year Penruddock Primary School is not only saying goodbye to departing year sixes but also to their longest-standing governor, David Stables.
David was himself a pupil, following in his father’s footsteps, and now his grandson is a member of Class One so his family has a long association with Penruddock Primary School.
However, after serving on the governing body for 34 years, David has decided that it is time to move on.
School business manager, Audrey Roper, said: “Whenever there was something to sort out on the premises, David would be the first person I’d ask for help whether it was to do with field drains, trees or the boiler. He has always been so reliable and helpful.”
The school thanked David for his long years of service, and wished him all the best.
Thanks went also to Emma Nielsen, from Greystoke, whose children attended the school before starting their secondary school career. She has also stepped down from the governing body after completing her term of office.