PUPILS at a Chester primary school have waved goodbye to a much-loved teaching assistant.
Cathy Kitchin, who has been at Saighton Primary School for three years, left last week to take up a lecturing post at West Cheshire College.
As a leaving gift to the school, she announced that she had purchased a meal for 100 children in Africa so that they could eat well that day.
Headteacher Mavis Sellers thanked Mrs Kitchin for all the work she has done for the school.
She added: “As a dedicated teaching assistant, her commitment to the school has been most valued.
“The staff and pupils wish her all the best in her new venture lecturing future teaching assistants at West Cheshire College.”