Falkirk pupils return to the classroom to say farewell before teachers retire

Pupils say farewell to Jan McKellar and Myra McCallum
Pupils say farewell to Jan McKellar and Myra McCallum

Pupils past and present got together to say a special farewell to two teachers.

Myra McCallum and Jan McKellar have been in charge of the Rainbow and Wheel Rooms within the enhanced provision at Easter Carmuirs Primary School in Camelon, working together for nearly a decade.

But they have both decided to call it a day.

And just before the school broke up for the summer holidays they had some special visitors who came back to the school to say cheerio.

The youngsters, who now attend other schools in the area, teamed up with the pupils in the current classes to surprise the two women and to say thanks for all the fun that they’d had during their time at Easter Carmuirs.

“It was a wonderful suprise, seeing so many children that we’d taught over the years,” said Myra. “It was wonderful to hear how they are getting on and what they have been up to.”

Myra, from Polmont, who taught in a number of local schools and has spent the last 13 at Easter Carmuirs, is looking forward to the birth of her first grandchild.

Jan, who lives in Kincardine and taught at Tulliallan Primary and the last nine in Camelon, said she hoped to develop her baking skills and possibly keep her hand in with some part-time work.

The pair, who have both taught for 34 years, had a few more surprises when they met up with colleagues past and present from Easter Carmuirs at a celebration in Falkirk’s Park Hotel.

Jan said: “We’re both really grateful to the people who organised the two farewells, They were wonderful.”

Myra said: “It was a day I’ll never forget. Everybody was very kind and thoughtful. We’ve worked with some amazing people.”