Alfreton Park Community Special School teaching assistant Margaret Clarke received a big thankyou from pupils recently when they helped her celebrate 25 years at the school.
Margaret is in charge of the school’s swimming pool and has been instrumental in the “Raise the Roof” project, which has a target of raising £200,000 to provide a much needed new swimming pool building at the school.
On October 6, Margaret officially clocked up a quarter of a century at the school.
The students and staff secretly decorated the school hall and gathered there before inviting her in.
Taken completely by surprise, Margaret was greeted with a congratulatory banner and loud cheers before being presented with gifts and cards from staff and all classes.
The surprise was rounded off by a whole school indoor celebration picnic.