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BWA’s food technician retires

BWA’s food technician retires
Denise with the DT team.
BWA’s food technician retires
Denise with Principal Pete Kirkbride.
Thursday 20th June 2019 by C. Freeman

Staff at Brooke Weston Academy said a fond farewell to food technician Denise Dryburgh, who has retired after four and a half years.

Denise, who has worked closely with colleagues in the DT department, especially food teacher Natasha Chiremba, said: ‘I have been involved in so many things but the recent meal we did with the Tollemache Arms has to be the highlight. I have loved working with all the students. Seeing them achieve way more than they ever thought they could has been amazing. Probably I have achieved way more than I thought I ever could as well. I have learned equally as much as I have helped out. It has been really fun, I have loved every moment of being here.’

Denise had a cake-making and decorating business and owned a restaurant for several years. She is now planning to live on a narrowboat, travel the country and continue her hobbies of folk singing and theatre, as well as having more time for her family: ‘It’s not the end of something, it’s the beginning of something new. I have got some very dear friends here and I will keep up with them as much as I can. This school is an awesome school and I can honestly say there has not been a day when I haven’t wanted to come in. Working with Natasha is a real privilege, she is an amazing teacher and it has been a joy. Thanks to my colleagues for all the wonderful presents and kind wishes that I have received. It has been overwhelming!'

Natasha said: ‘Denise always goes over and above, nothing is too much trouble and she is wonderful with the students, they all love her. We bounced ideas off each other a lot and she was involved in everything. She will be a hard act to follow!’

Principal Pete Kirkbride told Denise: ‘I know how hard you worked and how well you worked together. Thank you so much. I wish you the very best of luck with your next adventure.’

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