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Sunday, 05 July 2015

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Top marks for long-serving teachers

A couple from Crosby, near Maryport, have received long service awards for 35 years of teaching.

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TEACHING PAIR: John and Janice Wood from Crosby have both received long service awards thanking them for 35 years in teaching

John and Janice Wood, of Garborough Place, received their awards from Cumbria County Council in a ceremony at Tullie House in Carlisle.

The couple met at a teacher training college in Wrexham.

John, 57, is from North Wales and Janice, 58, was brought up in Plumbland and Crosby.

John said: “When we got engaged I followed her up here and we have been teaching in this area ever since.”

Janice has spent the last five years at Seaton Junior School. She previously taught at Crosscanonby, Moresby, Fairfield Junior School in Cockermouth and Our Lady and St Patrick’s School in Maryport. She spent about 20 years at Maryport Junior School.

John is head of St Bees Primary School, where he has been for seven years.

He has worked all over Cumbria, including special education units.

The couple have lived in Crosby for 32 years and brought up daughters Emily, 30, and Jenny, 24, there.

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