Class act as pupils and staff keep teacher scooting along
KINLOCHLEVEN high school pupils were surprised to hear the usual sound of heels clicking replaced with a mobility scooter when their headteacher, Rebecca Machin, broke her leg during the summer holidays.
Dubbed the ‘Machin Mobile’ by students, the scooter was subject to a makeover during its time at the school, adorned with fairy lights, a flag and horn.
Although disappointed the scooter is gone, the pupils surprised Ms Machin with a cake when she returned to school after having her cast removed last week.
She said: ‘I thought it was very kind of Mary MacDonald and Beth Grant, who work in the office, to get me the mobility scooter. I would never have done this myself as I am far too stubborn. However, it has been totally brilliant and has made these last few weeks so much easier.
‘New bits kept being added but that always demonstrated the kindness and thoughtfulness I have come to expect of my pupils at Kinlochleven high school. The cake was a lovely surprise and was waiting for me in my office when I got back from having my cast taken off. I cut it at lunch time so that I could share it with all of my pupils and staff.’
MAKEOVER: Kinlochleven high school pupils decorated headteacher Rebecca Machin’s mobility