School’s out says Timmergreens trio

Not 0ne, not two but three members of staff at Tinnergreens School retired on Wednesday. Alice Lamb, Muriel Gordon and Donald Fraser are picture here with the pupils who presented them with their leaving gifts.
Not 0ne, not two but three members of staff at Tinnergreens School retired on Wednesday. Alice Lamb, Muriel Gordon and Donald Fraser are picture here with the pupils who presented them with their leaving gifts.

An Arbroath primary school bade a fond farewell last week to a trio of staff members who are retiring from their current posts.

Last Wednesday Timmergreens Primary School marked the retiral of head teacher Mrs Muriel Gordon, deputy head Mrs Alice Lamb and janitor Mr Donald Fraser.

Mrs Gordon (58), from Carnoustie, has been head teacher at Timmergreens Primary School for the last five years.

She entered teaching in 1977 and taught at a secondary level at Carnoustie High School and Arbroath Academy before moving to primary education with a role as acting head at Chapelpark Primary and deputy head at Whitehills Primary School, both Forfar.

Mrs Gordon plans to take up cycling and enjoy some nice holidays in her retirement. Her staff presented her with a bracelet as a token of their esteem.

Mrs Alice Lamb (60), Arbroath, has been at Timmergreens Primary School for 16 years, with 10 of those as deputy head. Prior to joining the Timmergreens staff she taught at Muirfield Primary School for two years.

Mrs Lamb also plans to explore an interest in cycling and travelling and is looking forward to spending more time with her grandchildren and also to take up curling.

She was presented with a seascape painting by contemporary Comrie artist Jean Feeney.

Mr Donald Fraser (65), Arbroath, has been a janitor at Timmergreens for the last 10 years. He had previously worked with Northern Tool and Gear and before that the National Coal Board. He is a baker by trade.

An active man, Mr Fraser has already been accepted for a position as the school’s new crossing patrol.

He enjoys bowling and is a keen Celtic fan, he was presented by staff with money towards a season ticket for his beloved team.