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Sad News

Sadly, we heard recently that one of our former colleagues passed away. Mrs. Audrey Cooper was our school cook for over thirty years and a much loved member of our team. Those of you that have been connected to the school for a while will probably remember her. Audrey worked in the kitchen when the school first opened and was employed by Mr. Lane, the school's first Headteacher. When I joined Orton Wistow in 2003, Audrey was a huge part of the school and provided the pupils and staff with quality lunches every day. She was always happy to go above and beyond and gave many years of dedication and hard work to our school. She was also quite a character and was one of the people that made working here such a joy. A few years ago Audrey put together a recipe book of some of her favourite desserts and treats she used to make at school and called it 'Cooper's Christmas Crackers'. Audrey's daughter, Claire is planning on creating some copies of this and selling them to raise money for Sue Ryder who were a great support to Audrey. If there are some copies available, we will let parents know. Our thoughts are with Claire and the rest of Audrey's family at this sad and difficult time x 

Mr Marks, the Headteacher