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'Lollipop Liz' is standing down from her duties after nearly 35 years at Christ Church Infants’ School.




A lollipop lady known affectionately as Lollipop Liz is standing down from her duties after nearly 35 years safely escorting children across a busy road to school.

Liz White has seen thousands of children safely across Victoria Street, Newark, to and from Christ Church Infants’ School.

“She has seen many generations of children across the road, including those of staff,” said senior teacher Donna Cobb.

Liz White has been a lollipop lady for nearly 35 years at Christ Church Infants School, Newark and is retiring. 150719DC1-1 (13830703)
Liz White has been a lollipop lady for nearly 35 years at Christ Church Infants School, Newark and is retiring. 150719DC1-1 (13830703)

“She has been a wonderful servant of our school and school community.

“She’s been out in all weathers, always with a smile.”

To mark her retirement, Liz was given with flowers and a vase and the children made her a card and sang to her.

She was also presented with a memory book of class pictures through the decades, and newspaper cuttings.

Chairman of governors Tony Roberts said: “I have tried to work out how many children and parents you have helped across the road and it must be thousands, and you haven’t lost one along the way.”

Liz said: “It has been nice to mix with the kiddies and be out in the fresh air.

“They have been happy times. It is something I have always enjoyed. The children have always been lovely ­— no cheeky ones. Always so nice to me.”



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