Special assembly as long-serving teacher retires

Mrs Wymes with P1 pupils Carmen Buchan and Archie Reid.
Mrs Wymes with P1 pupils Carmen Buchan and Archie Reid.

A special assembly was held at St Fergus School last week to mark the retirement of teacher Alison Wymes.

P1/2 teacher Mrs Wymes - who is retiring at the end of this term - has been a teacher at the school for 31 years.

Mrs Sutherland and Mrs Grugeon delivered an A-to-Z of their memories of Mrs Wymes to the delight of the pupils, parents and staff who were in attendance.

Speaking at the assembly, Mrs Wymes said she was looking forward to her retirement and said St Fergus School is a place where children are not only taught, but where staff care deeply about the pupils and their families.

Mrs Wymes added that she had served under four head teachers - Mr Ramsay, Miss MacKenzie and most recently under joint head teachers Mrs Grugeon and Mrs Sutherland.

After assembly, guests enjoyed teas and refreshments - and were given an opportunity to chat to the long-serving teacher.

Mrs Wymes - whose nickname at school is ‘Wymesie’ - said that her plans for her retirement include reading, going to the theatre, gardening - and painting her bedroom!

Commenting, Mrs Wymes said: “I’m sorry to leave but it’s time I went. It’s been an honour to work here and I’ve loved every minute of it.”

Mrs Sutherland and Mrs Grugeon added: “Mrs Wymes has been a teacher here for 31 years so she will be greatly missed by staff and children alike.”