Penninghame Primary School said goodbye to a special volunteer last week.
Leanne McDowall, a voluntary classroom assistant, is going off on maternity leave but the school wanted to bid her farewell with a special assembly and bouquet of flowers to show thier appreciation.
Leeanne has gone above and beyond during her time at the school, having originally started out in a summer activity programme with the council’s community learning and development team which gave her confidence to become a classroom assistant.
Leanne said: “The most rewarding thing for me about volunteering is that I can see how the children have progressed and I can say ‘I helped them’ to get this far.”
Councillor Tom McAughtrie as Chair of the Council’s Community and Customer Services Committee said: “Leanne has clearly been a committed volunteer and there are many children and young people who have benefited from her input. I wish Leanne well for the birth of her child and I very much hope that she continues volunteering in the future.”