A surprise celebration was held to mark a former teacher and chair of governors’ 50-year involvement with a lower school.
Ann Lovesey started at Great Barford Lower School as a teacher and then as a member of the governing body.
Although stepping down as chair of governors she remains an active member of the governing body and continues to support the school in many ways.
Ann’s long service was celebrated at an event where pupils danced to different songs from each decade that she has been involved with the school.
These included Wipe Out; Tiger Feet; One Step Beyond; The Macarena; Everybody Dance Now and Happy.
She was joined by family and friends at the event where she received presentations from the school; the governing body; Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis; Mayor of Bedford Dave Hodgson and Pam Heath, on behalf of Bedford’s Chief Education Officer Colin Foster.
Mrs Nellis said: “It was a real pleasure to attend this special event. Ann has dedicated much of her life to the well-being of our local children. Her contribution has changed lives and she is a much respected member of our community.”