MERRIOTT First School said farewell to Jill Tutcher at the end of the summer term.

Mrs Tutcher had been working at the school for 27 years in various roles.

A garden ornament, a reading seat for the children to use in the Quiet Area of the school, a Kate Chidley print of the village were just some of the gifts she received.

Jill thanked everyone for their kindness and promised to return and help out from time to time.