Winscombe primary caretaker retires after more than 40 years service
- Credit: Winscombe Primary School
Winscombe Primary School has bid farewell to one of its longest-serving staff members, caretaker Mr Hine.
Ian joined the school 42 years ago – when it was known as Woodborough Primary.
During the past four decades, he has taken up multiple posts alongside his caretaking role.
For 27 years Mr Hine served as a firefighter at Winscombe’s retained fire station which would require him to down tools and join a call when needed.
Five headteachers have come and gone during his tenure and current federation bursar, Mrs Balcombe remembers Ian from her time as a student.
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A ceremony was held in the school’s playground with Ian and his Celia, who also spent 20 years at the school as a dinner lady.
A thank you speech was delivered by headteacher Miss Muxworthy and the couple were presented with a card and gift from students, staff and parents.
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