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Youngsters Pay Tribute To Loved Employee

Tuesday June 18 2013

Kids pay respects Kids pay respects

YOUNGSTERS at a primary school stood to attention as they paid their own tribute to a cleaner and cook who meant the world to them.

Kathleen Allott, 61, died from cancer but had held down three jobs at Birkwood Primary School for the past 27 years - and was loved by pupils and staff alike.

She cleaned the school in the mornings, helped feed the kids at lunchtime and then returned at night to clean again.

On Thursday the current pupils formed a guard of honour outside the school as Kathleen's funeral cortege passed by.

Headteacher Julie Allen said the extraordinary tribute was deserved by "a wonderful and amazing lady."

"Kathleen loved the children of this school and they loved her back," she said.

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Reply Posted by Nicola on Tuesday June 18 2013 at 12:31
What a lovely tribute of the children and staff .

Reply Posted by sammy on Tuesday June 18 2013 at 12:41
now this is a true sign of respect by all staff and children involved you are all a credit to your families and im sure your cleaner/cook Kathleen would of been very proud of all of you xxx

Reply Posted by Mick on Tuesday June 18 2013 at 13:04
I was really moved by this story in the Chronicle. The kids also recorded a CD for Kathleen which she loved. Fabulous story about the good things people do, much better than the usual doom & gloom.

Reply Posted by debbie on Tuesday June 18 2013 at 17:46
well done birtkwood school you are a credit to cudworth

Reply Posted by tracy on Thursday June 20 2013 at 12:11
well done to all those fantastic children . what makes it more heartfelt is they dont understand a lot at that age but as grown up you learn what means something and what doesn't and that fantastic stand would have meant the most to the family and friends of such a irreplaceable person x x x x thoughts are with the family at this sad time x x x well done kids x x

Reply Posted by paul on Tuesday July 1 2014 at 23:17
This is my mam, as its been just over a year since she passed away I have been remembering the best mother any one could wish for, reading these comments and seeing pictures of her is a fantastic memory xx