Betty gets her just reward; THANKS: Forty-eight years of volunteering is recognised.Byline: Lucy Lynch
AN 81-YEAR-OLD school volunteer who has become a familiar face to generations of pupils has been rewarded for her dedication.
Betty Daniel won the award for best school support staff member at the Coventry Telegraph telegraph, term originally applied to any device or system for distant communication by means of visible or audible signals, now commonly restricted to electrically operated devices. Attempts at long-distance communication date back thousands of years (see signaling). Schools Awards for her amazing a·maze
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2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.
v.intr. 48-year association with Parkgate Primary School in Holbrooks, Coventry.
She had been due to attend the ceremony with other winners last week but couldn't be there because she was having an operation on her leg.
Instead Michael Rowe, director of award sponsors Stratford Racecourse, visited her school to present the certificate, trophy and cheque for pounds 250 for the school.
The award was presented during an assembly when pupils cheered Betty and sang her a song.
Betty's own seven children were pupils at Parkgate Primary School, and so were her four grandchildren.
She volunteers helping with swimming lessons, selling fruit at break times, watering plants and giving talks about life during wartime and about local history.
She said: "I've been with the school for 48 years and it's a wonderful place."
LOYAL VOLUNTEER ... Betty Daniel (centre) shows her award to pupils (from left): Marie Lowe, ten, Annai Dosmet, seven, Connor Flaherty, eight, Amelia Amelia
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