AFTER 26 years of dinner duty, midday supervisor Julia Ward is hanging up her apron.
Children and staff at Springbank Primary School gave Julia a Waterford crystal photo frame and other gifts and cards to mark her retirement.
She said: “I have many happy memories of this lovely school and will cherish the fun, friendship and joy I have experienced down the years.”
Julia, of Woodland Way, decided to retire after twin grandchildren were born at Christmas. She now plans to spend more time with her family.
Eastwood Infant and Nursery merged with Eastwood Junior School to create Springbank Primary School last year.
Headteacher Julie Vaccari said: “We’ll miss Julia dreadfully. She’d been at the school for a long time but when her twin grandchildren were born she had the chance to go and look after them four days a week so she decided to leave the job she loved.
“It’s a really exciting time for her and her family and we’re so happy for them all.”