It just will not be the same around one Sheffield infant school from now on – following the retirement of a longstanding cleaner.
Anne Greatorex has worked at Lydgate Infant School in Crosspool for 33 years and so it was only right staff and pupils made a big fuss on her final day.
Sheffield Wednesday mascot Ollie Owl was a surprise guest at her farewell assembly, recognising Anne’s love of the club.
At a tea party afterwards, she was showered with presents, including a new apron and purse, vouchers and a framed photo of all the staff.
Dewi Bromage, headteacher, said: “Anne has been part of the furniture here – things will be very different without her.
“In Anne’s retirement, the school is losing, not just a wonderful member of the premises team, but a true character in the best sense of the word.
“She will be sorely missed and we wish her all the best,”