New look for teacher in new store competition

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A SOUTH Yorkshire teacher has a new look after being presented with £100 worth of clothes vouchers to mark the opening of a new Asda Living store in Rotherham.

Natalie Garbutt, a teacher at High Greave Primary School in Rotherham, was invited to the official opening after being nominated by her pupils as someone worthy of a special makeover.

The soon-to-be married primary school teacher, was also described in her nomination for the prize as ‘a wonderful teacher’ by deputy headteacher Robin Bone.

Mr Bone said she always goes the extra mile for her pupils ‘who just adore her’.

High Greave Junior School’s young choir, made up of pupils aged between seven and 11 years old, were invited to the new store to join in with ‘Miss Garbutt’s’ special day and to serenade Asda’s new customers as they walked into the shop for the first time.

Rotherham Mayor Coun Shaun Wright officially opened the store in a ribbon-cutting ceremony - declaring it open for business.

Store manager Stephen Davies said the day had been ‘a real pleasure’.

He added: “Our feet haven’t touched the ground over the last few months but we are delighted to be able to welcome customers through the door now.

“It was extremely encouraging to see the number of people queuing to enter the store and we hope we can be a worthwhile addition to the community.”

The new non-food store, based at Parkgate Shopping Park, has created 81 new jobs.

It sells George clothing, homeware and furnishings

Rotherham’s Mayor said: “Asda has a long association with Rotherham and I am sure with the addition of this new store it will continue to have a positive impact in the community.”

Coun Wright added: “Creating new jobs for local people is the perfect way to start.”