MBE for for­mer deputy head

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Front Page -

● A FOR­MER Run­corn deputy head­teacher has been made a Mem­ber Of The British Em­pire (MBE) in the New Year’s Hon­ours.

Gillian Walton, of Frod­sham, for­merly of St Martin’s Catholic Pri­mary School, Mur­dishaw, re­ceived the award for ser­vices to ed­u­ca­tion.

She was al­ready the estab­lish­ment’s long­est-serv­ing teacher back in 2003 hav­ing served for 25 years.

Relatives of for­mer pupils paid trib­ute to her on the Weekly News Face­book page.

Sarah Ryan said: “Con­grats Mrs Walton.

“You taught my son for three-yearsrun­ning years back, then helped with my other son three years later when he was hav­ing trou­ble adapt­ing to school. “Su­per well-done.” Cat Ire­land said: “Mrs Walton taught two of my sis­ters many years ago, and this year I had the plea­sure of bump­ing into her at the foundry and recog­nised her straight away even though I’d not seen her in over 20 years.

“She was a great teacher and took no non­sense. Re­ally pleased for her.”

Gillian Walton, for­mer deputy head­teacher of St Martin’s Catholic Pri­mary School

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