A TEACHING assistant from Wrexham has said her final farewell to the school she has served for the past 32 years.

Newly retired, Ann Jarvis, 62, left her role at Ysgol Yr Hafod Primary School in Johnstown after being employed there since 1987.

Alison Heale, headteacher, expressed her gratitude towards the former teaching assistant who she describes as a ‘dearly loved member of staff’.

She said: “Ann has taught not just the current children but also some of their parents too.

“She was the one that people went to if they needed advice, as she knew her stuff.

“We would like to thank her for all her hard work over the years and we wish her a very long and happy retirement.”

One of Mrs Jarvis’ last duties at the school was to present the year six leavers awards, which was then followed by afternoon tea accompanied by family, friends, past and current staff.

She said: “Thank you so much for making my retirement such a memorable one.

“I’ve been so happy working at the school for the past 32 years.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with many wonderful people and meeting so many equally wonderful children.

“Ysgol Yr Hafod has been such a large part of my life and I will miss them all so much.

“I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the staff, governors and children all the very best for the future.”