Dunnottar pupils say ‘thank you’ to staff

Dunnottar pupils Jay Stockton, Mia Paul, Alex Garrett and Fraser Marshall.
Dunnottar pupils Jay Stockton, Mia Paul, Alex Garrett and Fraser Marshall.

Despite space constraints at the 17th century Dunnottar School, staff continue to deliver an excellent education in a caring environment.

As part of its first Staff Appreciation Day, children and parents took time out to say “Thank You”.

The school was decorated for the occasion with balloons and posters made by the children and parents brought in goodies for a celebratory buffet lunch for all members of staff. The children also made thank you booklets for their class teachers plus one other ancillary staff member to recognise their hard work.

Parent council secretary Mandy Senior, whose four sons – including six year old triplets – go to Dunnottar School, and Krystal Young, who has seen similar initiatives in her hometown in America, headed up the project. Mandy commented: “We are very proud of Dunnottar School. We love the staff and respect their dedication to the job. It’s not just the teachers – it is the specialist music teachers, the office support, the janitor and catering staff who work hard for our children. This is the first year that we have organised a Staff Appreciation Day, and I hope to make it an annual event in the school calendar.”

Lisa Williams, Head Teacher at Dunnottar School added: “We are overwhelmed at the kindness shown by our pupils and parents and are very lucky to have such dedicated parental support. The staff absolutely loved the lunch and the children learned a great deal about saying thank you and showing appreciation for people, I would personally like to thank all those involved.”