Wednesday 21st July 2010 by C. Freeman
School nurse Mrs Hazel Stone is taking a well-earned retirement, having looked after our students since Brooke Weston first opened nearly two decades ago.
Mrs Stone has worked as a school nurse for 22 years and, as well as students at Brooke Weston, her role also covers those at Lodge Park and in half of the local primary schools.
As well as giving vaccinations and talks on sex education to larger groups she also sees students on a one-to-one basis to discuss their health concerns. Mrs Stone had regular weekly meetings at Brooke Weston and built up a rapport with both students and staff.
She said: 'You make friendships and every school you go into is like a family. Every day is different and it's the best job in the world. Brooke Weston has been extremely good to me, they have been very welcoming and open to new ideas and I feel that we have had an excellent professional relationship. I have made friends for life here and feel as though I am part of the team.'
Principal Miss Stringer said: 'We are really grateful for the care and attention Hazel has lavished on our students for 19 years, always showing compassion, care and sensitivity and we all wish her a long and happy retirement.'