Fond farewell to retiring head teacher

Staff at Colden School say a fond farewell to Tony Greenwood
Staff at Colden School say a fond farewell to Tony Greenwood

Staff at Colden School have said a fond farewell to Tony Greenwood, their head teacher of 30 years.

His last week was been full of celebrations and surprises, including a leaving assembly where former staff and pupils gathered to celebrate his amazing career.

He was thrilled to receive, amongst many gifts, a Georgian tallboy and a book filled with memories from past pupils highlighting some of the traditions and customs such as the Noahdale anthem, chasing haggis in the field, listening to Scrooge by candlelight at Christmas and sitting at the captain’s table. Mr Greenwood leaves a permanent legacy in the form of the new classroom which was opened during the Year 6’s Leavers’ Assembly on Friday.

Gillian Bowes, deputy head, said: “We are very sad to say goodbye to Tony. It is the end of an era and we wish him all the best for his retirement.

“We are so proud to be part of this unique school where the Colden brand is paramount and runs through each and every pupil for the rest of their lives due to Tony’s wonderful guidance and leadership.”