Special school flag hoisted

PUBLISHED: 17:04 27 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

A SPECIAL flag has been hoisted at a school in Backwell.

A SPECIAL flag has been hoisted at a school in Backwell.

Bearing the logo of Fairfield School, the flag was gifted to staff and students by a teacher who spent 20 years at the school teaching year four pupils.

Jo Brown retired from her role at Fairfield in the summer and will soon jet off with her husband, Alan, to Sri Lanka.

They will spend two years there as volunteers teaching in schools.

As a leaving gift, 60-year-old Mrs Brown, presented the school with the flag.

On Thursday, it was hoisted in front of a crowd of staff and pupils.

From now on it will also be hoisted every time a child at the school celebrates their birthday.

Headteacher Lesley Barton said: "Jo has made an enormous contribution to Fairfield over the years.

"She has put in so much energy and time to all the years she has taught.

"She has also contributed to a much wider curriculum including her moving Christingle service and her involvement in school productions, gardening and the annual hatching of chick eggs.

"She will be much missed by us all as she embarks on an exciting new chapter in her life.

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