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Crockenhill teacher signs off

PUBLISHED: 09:05 14 July 2011

Pictured with Mrs Wilson are (left to right) Billy Powell, Bobby Bristow, Fred Hodges, Mason Hadleigh and Gabbie Dowdall.

Pictured with Mrs Wilson are (left to right) Billy Powell, Bobby Bristow, Fred Hodges, Mason Hadleigh and Gabbie Dowdall.

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»It’s no surprise the faces of these children looked familiar to June Wilson when they joined her class – she taught at least one of their parents.

Now after 23 years at Crockenhill School, near Swanley, Mrs Wilson, 60, is retiring after a 39-year career in teaching.

‘Great colleagues’

She said: “It is amazing how some of them bear so many similarities to their parents, not only in looks but in characteristics.

“At Crockenhill I have worked under four headteachers and with a great group of colleagues who have all supported me through good times and bad. I’m now teaching a second-generation from the same families, so I thought I had better retire before the third generation started coming through.”

Former pupils and colleagues are invited to the school from 3.30pm to 5pm tomorrow (Friday) to say goodbye and sign her leaving book. Before Crockenhill she worked at Kemsing and St Mary’s, Swanley.

Headteacher Sue Norwell said: “We all wish June a very happy retirement. She has been a dedicated and loyal member of staff and the school and the village will sorely miss her.”


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