Guardian Rose for Worksop teaching assistant who goes ‘above and beyond’

Guardian Rose presentation to Mrs Linda Foy, nomiated by Charlotte Lamb. Linda is pictured with Vicky Trendell, Charlotte Lamb, Sam Ferrol, children and St John's  principal David White
Guardian Rose presentation to Mrs Linda Foy, nomiated by Charlotte Lamb. Linda is pictured with Vicky Trendell, Charlotte Lamb, Sam Ferrol, children and St John's principal David White

An ‘extraordinary’ Worksop teaching assistant who created a beautiful outside space where pupils can learn about the natural world has been honoured with a Guardian Rose.

Linda Foy, who works St John’s Church of England Academy, was presented with the accolade in a surprise ceremony at the school recently.

Linda was nominated by parents Charlotte Lamb, Sam Ferrol and Vicky Trendell whose children attend St. John’s.

Not only is Mrs. Foy the driving force behind the school’s eco-garden, but she has also proven her dedication by undertaking several fundraising challenges in support of charities with connections to the school.

Vicky praised Linda on her “enthusiasm and sunny nature” and the work she has carried out to help particular pupils who have since blossomed in confidence.

Vickys aid: “Mrs Foy has given a great deal of time and support to our children in Panthers class.

“Her caring nature, patience and energy make her a friendly face for pupils to turn to if they need a helping hand or a word of support.

“In 2015, she even went miles further than most by running the London Marathon to help Sam Ferrol’s son Andrew and their family in fundraising efforts to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.”

“Mrs. Foy goes so far above and beyond for the school and the pupils in her care, that we wanted to surprise her and show her how much she is appreciated by so many of the pupils and parents at St. John’s.”

Our Guardian Roses are kindly donated by Walker’s House of Flowers, based in the Priory Shopping Centre.

To nominate someone for a Guardian Rose call 01909 500500 or email sophie.wills@jpress.co.uk.

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