Special farewell for Upottery headteacher

PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 July 2014

Upottery head teacher Jillian Nickels leaving on a tractor. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 3404-30-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Upottery head teacher Jillian Nickels leaving on a tractor. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 3404-30-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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A Long-serving headteacher at Upottery Primary School was treated to a special farewell tractor ride, which was her very first.

Upottery head teacher Jillian Nickels leaving on a tractor and cheered on by the children. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 3392-30-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24 Upottery head teacher Jillian Nickels leaving on a tractor and cheered on by the children. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 3392-30-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Jillian Nickels, who is retiring from her role after more than 12 years, was joined by pupils, staff and parents who turned out to bid her farewell last week.

The surprise tractor ride had been organised by a member of staff and a parent at the school after Mrs Nickels had said she had never been in a tractor before.

She said: “It was so appropriate as I have lived in that community for 12-and-a-half-years and the landscape and countryside is such a big part of it. To do that was lovely.

“I want to thank everyone who organised that. It was such great fun to do that on my last day and it becomes a lovely memory.”

Upottery head teacher Jillian Nickels leaving on a tractor. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 3389-30-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24 Upottery head teacher Jillian Nickels leaving on a tractor. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 3389-30-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Mrs Nickels will be stepping down from her role to spend more time with her family and added: “It is nice to think that I will be spending more time at home, but I shall miss the day to day contact with the children.”

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