Pupils and staff brave the snow to bid farewell to their headteacher

WHILE many schools stayed closed today because of the snow, one in Wisbech was determined to stay open in order for pupils, staff and governors to bid farewell to a very special lady. The last day of term proved a sad one for students from the Nene Infant

WHILE many schools stayed closed today because of the snow, one in Wisbech was determined to stay open in order for pupils, staff and governors to bid farewell to a very special lady.

The last day of term proved a sad one for students from the Nene Infant and Nursery School in Wisbech because their headteacher was retiring.

Lesley Mardle has been headteacher at the school for 14 years and children, staff and governors gathered at the final assembly to bid her farewell and a happy retirement.

A spokesman for the school, said: "During her time she has seen many changes, the final one being her involvement in the development of the attached Children's Centre.

"She has been a popular and entertaining headtaecher who will be greatly missed, not only by the school community, but also by the Wisbech headteachers' group.

"Everyone wishes her a long, happy and healthy retirement.