Grove bid Bert and Anne goodbye

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STAFF RETIRE: Two of Grove Academy’s longest serving invigilators have gone into retirement.

The last SQA exam took place on Friday, June 8. Staff and pupils alike have benefited from the support offered by the school’s team of invigilators.

Bert Lumsden has been an invigilator at Grove for some 20 years but over the last 14 he has carried out the duties of chief invigilator in a thoroughly organised and professional manner.

Last Friday Bert and his wife Anne (also retiring as an invigilator) joined staff for a presentation in recognition of his friendly disposition and support in what is an exceptionally busy and onerous task.

Anne was presented with flowers and Bert was presented with a silver quaich inscribed: ‘You run a great show’.

This refers to his lifetime hobby in amateur dramatics, his role as NODA president and his support for so many musical activities in school over the last 20 years.

Grove Academy wish both Anne and Bert the happiest and most restful of retirements.

KIRKCALDY CYCLE RACE: Two Grove Academy pupils recently took part in a cycle race through the streets of Kirkcaldy.

Andrew Merry, S1 and Alistair Merry, S3 took part in the 45-minute race organised by British Cycling for Scottish Youth cyclists.

Over 40 young people took part from across Scotland in races for both boys and girls. Both boys were representing Discovery Junior Cycling Club which is based at Dundee’s Caird Park Velodrome.

The boys then stayed on to watch a professional race along the same circuit in the evening.