Storyteller chair a fitting tribute to Grantham teaching assistant

Storyteller chair at Harrowby Infant School, Grantham

Storyteller chair at Harrowby Infant School, Grantham

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A striking wooden storyteller chair will be a lasting reminder of a much loved and respected teaching assistant at a Grantham infant school.

The chair was unveiled at Harrowby Infant School in memory of Margaret Fraher, who passed away on January 28.

The Rev Chris Boland blesses the storyteller chair at Harrowby Infant School, Grantham

The Rev Chris Boland blesses the storyteller chair at Harrowby Infant School, Grantham

“It was a big shock to the whole school community and she is very sadly missed,” said school bursar Louise Short.

As Margaret loved to tell stories to the children, staff decided a storyteller chair would be the perfect tribute. Placed on it is a plaque, emblazoned with the words: ‘In loving memory of Margaret Fraher, 2015.’

Mrs Short said: “Margaret loved working with the children, particularly telling stories, which is why we thought a story chair and benches would be a lasting fitting tribute.

“Our beautiful furniture has been placed in our Peace Garden for the children to go and remember her and for all children to enjoy using, in the years to come.”

The chair was blessed by the Rev Chris Boland during a ceremony attended by staff and pupils.

Margaret’s links to Harrowby Infant School began when her two sons, James and Sam, attended as pupils. She went on to become an important part of the school, starting as a supply teacher in September 2002 before being employed as a teaching assistant in the foundation stage.

She also served on the governing body for many years, such was her commitment to the school.