HUNDREDS of children and teachers have said farewell to a much-loved member of staff.
Barry Gibson retired as cleaning supervisor of Royds Hall High School last week.
He was presented with a £240 voucher for a laptop computer by Town legend Andy Booth, at the school’s end-of-term celebration.
School business support manager Joanne Clegg said: “Barry was a footballer for Sheffield Wednesday and is from a large family of footballers. He has coached and managed a range of football clubs in the Huddersfield area.
“It was particularly delightful for Barry to be presented by a gift from all the school staff by Andy Booth.
“As Barry collected his gift the whole school gave him a standing ovation which was a very touching moment.
“We wish him all the very best for a happy and fruitful retirement.”
Three hundred pupils also received books and tokens as prizes for their hard work, at the event.