ONE of the longest serving members of staff at a Kilwinning primary school is laying down her mop for the last time as she retires after 18 years as a cleaner.

Jean Thompson is a well-loved character at Blacklands PS and will be missed by everyone in the school community.

Jean has worked in the local area for 21 years, previously working at St Michael’s Academy.

Our picture, right,above, shows Jean with Savannah McNeil P5, Grace Scott P5, Freya Steven P4 and Lauren Howie P7.

The picture on the right shows some of the pupils having a go at cleaning too.

Good luck Jean, everyone at Blacklands PS will miss you.