THE ‘queen’ of a Grappenhall school has retired after working there for 43 years.
Mair Sutton started working as a temporary cleaner at Bradshaw Community Primary School in 1978 before becoming the caretaker there.
After many years of looking after the school, Mair retired on April 1.
A celebration assembly took place for Mair where children performed various dances and sketches and many old faces were present.
Mrs Baldwin, a teacher at the school, said: “Mrs Sutton has been a constant at the school for more than 40 years and has touched many families with her generosity and kindness over the years.
“She always has time for the children and will join in and support all the activities in school from cross country to Easter Bingo, doing her bit for the school.
“Many cold mornings she could be seen salting the paths to make sure everyone could walk in safely and she must have collected hundreds of coats from the school field over the years.
“Mair is and will always be everyone’s friend and everyone loves her – she will be very much missed by all who knew her and worked with her.
“She was the Queen of Bradshaw and the Queen of our hearts!”
Children at the school will also miss Mrs Sutton.
Annabelle Booth, a four year old pupil, said: “Remember we love you and will always miss you, we will never forget about you.”
While another year four pupil, Bobby-Jacob Clarke, said: “To Mrs Sutton, I will miss seeing you at school.”
Mair has plans to spend more time in her caravan in Wales and although the staff and children at Bradshaw will miss her ‘enormously’, they wish her the very best for the future.