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Rise school Viscount Beaumont's lollipop lady retires after 40 years at the school her family went to for generations

Not only did Mary Redburn attend Viscount Beaumont's Primary School in Coleorton, near Coalville, but so did her dad, her granddad, her three children and her grandchildren.

The 84-year-old has been working there since 1981 - and joined as a pupil in April 1945.

To mark her last day on Wednesday 6 December, the school organised a leaving day with banners and balloons around the site.

Ms Redburn said: "I've thoroughly enjoyed it, and I've always felt part of the team. It's an absolutely lovely place to work. 

"You get to know all the new people that come to live in the village that I wouldn't meet if I wasn't doing that job.

"I love the children and the parents."

The school has been in Ms Redburn's life for as long as she can remember, having been born just up the road.

It was an honour for the children to present Mary with presents and cards, following an assembly talking about the impact she had, and the children shared heart-warming stories and poems. 

She will be greatly missed at the school, on behalf of all the children, staff and Rise, thank you Mary and all the luck for the future.

You can read the full ITV news article here.

Credit: ITV news / Nancy Cole