Today the boys and girls of Leswalt primary gathered to wish a very special man and janitor a very happy retirement.
Dougie and his wife Denise were invited in for some memories, gifts and songs.
The boys and girls had all written their special memories of Mr Brawls in a scrapbook. We all watched a video montage to remind Mr Brawls of the fun times he had with us at school. Aidan and Faye brought in some “special juice” for him to enjoy. Mark and Rachael brought a big cake for all to enjoy, from Simpsons the bakers. A well known Proclaimers and Abba song was re-written specially for our guest of honour.
Everyone had generously donated money – the Parent Council, parents and staff. This money was combined to get specially commissioned garden chair and table made for him – built out of whisky barrels. This was made by “Wee dram barrel creations” and was engraved with his name and a message from us all at school.
The afternoon finished with all enjoying a wee pice of cake and having some banter with Mr Brawls.
We all would like to wish him a long, happy and healthy retirement.
He has been a star!
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