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30 years of service celebrated on 80th birthday

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Yvonne has worked at the Junior school for over 30 years, originally appointed as a cleaner and midday assistant (until about three years ago) and has been the lollipop lady for the last 19 of them. In addition to supporting the children from the juniors, Yvonne also supports the children at the infant and high schools with crossing the road.

To commemorate her years of work and dedication to the school, they hosted a celebratory tea party for her, attended by Eric Taylor, the Diss Town Mayor, and Clive Sinfield who leads the Local Governance Committee.

Yvonne was presented with a framed letter of recognition from the Diss Town Council together with plants, flowers and gifts from her colleagues at the Diss Primary Academy Partnership.

She said: “Thank you all very much for your kindness shown over the years, I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time at the school. I’ve done many jobs and enjoyed everyone. The children are what make my days so special and I’m hoping to continue for a few years longer yet.”

Jo Cerullo, Diss Church of England Junior Academy said: “Yvonne is a vital member of our school, not only ensuring the children are safe crossing the road but tackling any wayward traffic that doesn’t behave appropriately.  We are lucky to have her as part of our team, and I only wish could have as much energy as she does.”