Ex-head made MBE

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Yourviews -

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

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-years-run­ning 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 back then.

“Re­ally pleased for her.” ●

Gil­lian Wal­ton

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