Pakefield Primary School in Lowestoft recently honoured the memory of Sharon Goldspink, a former Teaching Assistant and beloved friend and colleague, with the installation of a commemorative bench.

Sharon, who passed away in February, was remembered for her invaluable contributions and dedication to the school community.

Starting as a parent when her children attended the school, Sharon later became an integral part of the school community as a member of staff. Her commitment and impact were celebrated in a bench dedication ceremony held last Friday, attended by pupils, friends, colleagues and her sons.

During the event, Sharon's sons received a basket containing items symbolising her role at the school, including her memory books, teddy bears made from her Pakefield-branded hoody and artwork made by the children for the day of her funeral.

The bench is already being embraced by the pupils and stands as a lasting tribute to Sharon's time and influence at Pakefield Primary School, serving as a reminder of her lasting impact and the fond memories shared by all who knew her during her time there.

Marie Rodwell, Deputy Headteacher of the school, which is part of The Active Learning Trust, said: "Sharon's dedication to our school community left an enduring mark and she is sorely missed. This memorial bench is a beautiful reminder of her positive impact and will serve as a cherished space for reflection and fond memories."