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It is with sadness that I have to tell you that Doris Wilson, our lollipop lady, has passed away. As you will know she has been our lollipop lady since 1969. Last year we celebrated 40 years of Doris’ service to the village of Leven. Doris was the longest serving Lollipop lady in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Doris will be greatly missed by all in the village. We are very lucky to have had Doris looking after generations of our children. We are very happy for parents to take their children out of school to attend Doris’ funeral. We will also be celebrating her life in a special assembly at school.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

The Following are from the Hull Daily Mail on Saturday 18th September 2010.

"Warden Doris was heart and soul of community
WHERE would we be without community stalwarts like Doris Wilson?
Come hell or high water, the East Riding's longest-serving lollipop lady was out in all weathers for 40 years to make sure the children of Leven safely reached their village primary school.
Tributes have been pouring in for Mrs Wilson who died this week aged 81, after losing a battle against cancer.
Earlier this year, East Riding councillor Christopher Matthews presented the popular grandmother with a long-service award during his term as council chairman.
He says Mrs Wilson made a lasting impression on him.
The octogenarian was not in her job for money.
Mrs Wilson's dedication was borne out of a zest for life and a genuine love of her community.
And her community loved her, as the many glowing tributes have shown.
People like Doris Wilson are the heart and soul of our local communities.
They are often unassuming, unsung heroes who get on with their tremendous work with the minimum of fuss.
When Mrs Wilson collapsed at her post in freezing, heavy snow last winter, her primary concern was how soon could she get back to work.
When she became ill, she regarded it as a nuisance.
Mrs Wilson has been described as a role model for the county's lollipop ladies.
She is also a role model for life.
Dedicated and selfless individuals, who have genuine concern for others, are the spine of our local communities.
All communities need people like Doris Wilson and it is right that we pay tribute to their unstinting contribution."

"Goodbye Doris, queen of the lollipop ladies ... tributes to warden of over 40 years
Doris Wilson, who died this week after a battle with cancer.
TRIBUTES are pouring in for the East Riding's longest serving lollipop lady, who has died after more than 40 years of escorting children safely across the road.
Leven Primary School's flag has been flying at half mast at the village church in tribute to Doris Wilson, 81, whose stalwart role earned her both local and national recognition.
The popular grandmother, who is thought to have been the country's longest serving lollipop warden, turned out in all weathers to ensure village children reached school safely.
Mrs Wilson, who lived opposite the village school, collapsed at her post in last winter's heavy snow and was eventually unable to continue her job after being diagnosed with cancer.
Mrs Wilson's husband Stanley and son Kevin have been overwhelmed by the tributes which have poured in following her death this week.
Kevin Wilson, 47, said: "I can't believe how many people have been sent tributes, the phone hasn't stopped. It has touched such an awful lot of people.
"She loved her job and doted on the kids. She stood there in all weathers, come hell or high water. I can't imagine how many hours she stood there."
Leven Primary School head teacher Andrew Dolman will be holding a special assembly in memory of Mrs Wilson, who became the village lollipop lady in 1969.
He said: "Mrs Wilson has been part of village life now for 40 years. She's been here through at least five head teachers and goodness knows how many pupils, she has been the one constant in all that time.
"The parents who bring their children to school know that she took them across the road when they were children.
"It's so unusual to have the same person who has seen generations of families safely across the road.
"We are going to miss her, she has been such a part of village life."
East Riding Council road safety officer Margaret Milburn said Mrs Wilson has been a role model for the rest of the county's 90 patrols.
Earlier this year, Mrs Wilson was presented with a specially made 40-year long service award by the council.
She had previously received the council chairman's commendation and the Warburton's Toast of the Community award for her service and dedication.
Mrs Milburn said: "Mrs Wilson was our longest serving lollipop lady and was possibly the longest serving in the country, she was wonderful.
"This last year when she became ill it was just a nuisance to her, she just wanted to get back to work."
Mrs Milburn said: "She was a very special lady and she will be missed by many."
As well as being a dedicated lollipop lady, Mrs Wilson also enjoyed many other interests, including motor racing.
Mr Wilson said: "My mum wasn't just a lollipop lady, she also did an awful lot of things that people didn't know about. She was a Grand Prix fanatic and she used to travel to circuits across Europe.
"She was also a founder member of Humberside Cat Club.
"She was a real character with a zest for life."
Friday's funeral service will be held at Haltemprice Crematorium at noon, followed by a gathering at the Willerby Manor Hotel."
15th Sep 2010, 13:50   comments (39)


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Hi All,

I was asked to make sure I made one last post to the school blog site before I started at my new school in Nafferton.

Katie and I welcomed baby George into the world at 5.16am on Friday the 6th of August weighing in at 7lb 3oz (that's why he looks so tiny next to me!). Both are doing well and keeping me busy.

Thank you to everyone for your good wishes, messages, cards and presents which were sent at the end of last term. I hope to be able to call in with George some time during the Autumn term.

Mr. Saltonstall.
15th Aug 2010, 22:20   comments (35)

Help at hand!

Year 6 are still working hard and this morning learnt how to save lives! Huge thanks to Pam and Pete for coming in and teaching the children how to put people into the recovery position, how to check for broken bones and bleeding, how to clear a casualty's airways and how to apply CPR. The children had a really fun morning as well as learning some serious steps to save a persons life.
21st Jul 2010, 13:41   comments (2)


Leven school has many amazingly talented children (and staff, see Spice Girls picture), as shown by this fun competition and the many other events and lessons where they have been able to shine. Thank you to our three judges who dedicated a whole day to this special event.
20th Jul 2010, 11:53   comments (10)


More talented children.
20th Jul 2010, 11:44   comments (7)


Michael Jackson ‘look-alike’ wins Leven’s Got Talent.
LEVEN CHURCH of ENGLAND School reverberated last week to the sounds and music of talented pupils who ‘starred’ in the first ever production of ‘Leven’s Got Talent.’
The idea for the unique talent competition came from the twenty pupils of the ‘School Council’ and from the many competitors’ seven acts made it through to the finals.
Three independent persons of the Simon Cowell variety were specially drafted in to pass judgement on the finalists so that there could be no accusations of favouritism.
All of the acts were fantastic but there always needs to be a winner and the judges chose that person to be Ben Wood who modelled his dance routines on those made famous by the ‘late’ Michael Jackson.
Ben said, “I have all his DVD’s and have been to America and was photographed with someone who looked very much like him.”
It was especially apt for Ben to win, as this is his last week at Leven School before he moves house to Beverley.
Head of School Andrew Dolman said, “ We wanted to reward the pupils for all the hard work they have applied to their studies over he past year and when we asked the school council how we should do this they came up with this idea. It has been so fantastic that it is something we hope to continue. I would especially like to thank our teacher Diedre Pearson who worked hard to make the idea into a reality.”

MICHAEL JACKSON: Today Ben Wood is Michael Jackson.

Brian Morgan (Holderness Gazette)
20th Jul 2010, 11:23   comments (5)


Year 6 had a great leavers' party last night. Thank you to the PTFA for organising the food and drink and to the staff for organising the games.
20th Jul 2010, 10:40   comments (1)


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Thomas demonstrated his new invention the bristle bot.
19th Jul 2010, 12:36   comments (7)