South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust

Pupils honour longest serving member of staff

A kind-hearted cleaner who has kept the classrooms and corridors of a Barrow school in tip top condition for 40 years has been recognised for her long service.

Linda Arts worked at the original Ormsgill School before moving to the new building on Mill Bank when it opened in September 1999.

She was given a round of applause by staff and pupils in an all-school assembly this week and presented with a certificate and bouquet to mark her milestone contribution.

Speaking at her presentation, Ormsgill Nursery and Primary School Headteacher Mick Cull said she was a very important part of the school community.

“Linda comes to work every day and represents our Ormsgill values of be kind, be calm and always do your best. She is our longest serving member of staff and without her hard work we couldn’t keep the school running.”

Linda, who lives nearby, said she has no plans to retire just yet.

“I do it because I enjoy it,” she said. “It keeps me busy – I call it my workout.

“I like seeing the children, both my children came here and it’s a lovely school.”


South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
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