School youngsters in Staveley and former pupils from across Derbyshire have wished a fond farewell and good luck to a popular teacher who is finally retiring after spending more than half a century in the classroom.
Mrs Muriel Kimmons has retired from Netherthorpe School, on Ralph Road, Staveley, and the school believes she could be the county’s longest serving teacher.
Assistant headeteacher Peter Bamford, of Netherthorpe School, said: “Mrs Kimmons has had a remarkable career. Her energy and enthusiasm for teaching have never waned.
“She has been a constant inspiration to countless students and she always sets the very highest of standards.
“She is held in great affection by her colleagues at Netherthorpe and we wish her a long and extremely well deserved retirement.”