Tribute to Clare teacher

IN MEMORY: Children at Clare Primary School have created a willow shelter in memory of nursery teacher Tracey Hadgraft, who died three years ago.
IN MEMORY: Children at Clare Primary School have created a willow shelter in memory of nursery teacher Tracey Hadgraft, who died three years ago.
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CHILDREN at Clare Primary School have played their part in creating a poignant tribute to a late member of staff when they helped create a new willow shelter on their playing field.

Pupils helped staff from Living Willow, a company specialising in creating outdoor features out of willow, make the bower in memory of nursery teacher Tracey Hadgraft, who died of cancer three years ago.

Headteacher Joan Horner said: “The idea is that it’s a space you can go and sit in during the summer.

“It’s shady and somewhere to go with your friends and sit and chat quietly.”

The shelter, which should produce foliage in time for next summer, could, in the future, be used as an outdoor learning space, added Mrs Horner.

It was paid for by the school’s parent and teachers’ association.