Fond farewell for South Park’s head

South Park’s headteacher, Linda Hutt, retired last Friday, with pupils and staff at the school holding a special assembly to wish her a long and happy retirement.

Met by pupils, staff and parents, Mrs Hutt was applauded as she entered the assembly hall of South Park Primary School for the last time as the school’s headteacher.

Mrs Hutt, who has been at the school for more than a decade, was presented a bench as a gift from the school, signed by the school’s pupils.

The assembly, which saw the entire school turnout to wish Mrs Hutt the best in her retirement, marked the final time both Mrs Hutt and the primary seven pupils would be at South Park Primary School.

Last month, Mrs Hutt took charge in what would be her last ever primary sevens’ ‘leaving assembly’, during which the pupils presented her with a bouquet of flowers.

Mrs Hutt, speaking then, had said that she has had to say goodbye to many students while at the school, adding that it was now her opportunity to say goodbye.

Speaking to the parents, staff and pupils, she said of the primary sevens leaving the school at the same time as herself: “They have been an absolute pleasure. I am proud of them and you should be too.”