School Journalist: A very special interview

Monday 20 May 2024

This week, we are sad to say goodbye to the one and only Sue Yardley, our always cheerful lollipop lady. She has been doing this job for 30 years, earning legendary status in the village. She knows everyone at school so well and we all really appreciate her friendly, caring manner and the time she has put in over the years to keep us all safe. Leeds United fan Sue, who in 2014 was awarded a British Empire medal for her services to the village, is also well-known for her help at St Phillip’s Church.

I chatted to her last week about her experiences and plans for the future.

What job did you do when you were younger?
I worked in the Co-op offices on Albion Street in Leeds when I was 15.

What are your plans for the future?
I’ve got lots of friends so we’re planning to go on lots of walks in the countryside.

What is the strangest thing that has happened whilst you were a lollipop lady?
I was in the middle of the road crossing children over and a man drove straight past me whilst I was still in the road. I don’t know how he didn’t see me with all my hi-vis gear on.

Sue will be greatly missed by everyone at the school and we wish her all the best for the future.