Menstrie Primary Say Farewell to Popular Duo
Two of Menstrie Primary School's most popular employees were showered with flowers and gifts last Friday as they brought the curtain down on their careers at the school.
Teacher Janice Drummond and school assistant Helen Maciver were given a rapturous send-off when the whole school assembled to say their farewell.
For Janice, it brought to the end 30 years as a teacher in Menstrie Primary School, and 39 years overall as a teacher in Clackmannanshire.
"It is sad to be leaving naturally, but I take with me some wonderful memories," said Janice. "It will give me the chance to explore further one of my hobbies of studying my family history. I will also be able to do a lot more dog walking and spending more time with my wonderful two grand-children."
Janice, from Tillicoultry, is married to Bill and the couple have two children. She began her teaching career at Alva Primary School where she spent six years and was also a supply teacher for three years before walking through the gates of Menstrie Primary School for the first time in 1982.
Helen leaves Menstrie Primary School having been school assistant there for the past 20 years, although had a further five years association with the school, where her children attended. During that time she was a member of the Parent Teacher Association.
Originally from Glasgow, Helen began her working life with Scottish Amicable before moving to Menstrie with her husband Alan. The couple have two children.
"I plan to do a lot more walking and join a keep fit club as well as have more time to visit friends," said Helen.
Head Teacher at Menstrie Primary School, Lisanne Henderson, said: "We will sorely miss their enthusiasm, commitment and excellence. We wish them both a very long and happy retirement."