A class act to follow

PUBLISHED: 12:45 25 March 2013

Kilmington primary school children at a presentation to retiring teacher Jean Bowmer. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhv 9842-13-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Kilmington primary school children at a presentation to retiring teacher Jean Bowmer. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhv 9842-13-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Pupils and colleagues say farewell to dedicated Kilmington Primary School teacher Jean Bowmer

One of the Axe Valley’s longest serving schoolteachers has put away her marker pen for the last time.

Tributes were paid to “dedicated” Jean Bowmer at a retirement presentation at Kilmington, where she has taught at the village primary school for the past 19 years.

Mrs Bowmer started her teaching career at Axminster Primary School, before moving onto Dalwood, Farway and finally Kilmington.

Headteacher Malcolm Bettison said she would be much missed as her dedication to the school and children in her class has been outstanding.

As well as her excellent teaching qualities, across the whole primary curriculum, her particular expertise had been teaching music and many children over the years had been successfully taught recorders, ukuleles, piano and singing.

“She has been the musical director of many exciting productions performed by the children over the years,” he said.

Now Mrs Bowmer is looking forward to enjoying travelling to different parts of the country and the world to meet up with her extended family and spending more time in her garden.

Money raised through a collection was used to buy her a stone and brass garden sundial, a camellia tree and garden vouchers.


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