Wordsley school crossing “legend” hits milestone

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Mike with Belle Vue Primary School lollipop lady, Delia Mills, school staff and children marking Delia's 80th birthday.jpg

Mike with Belle Vue Primary School lollipop lady, Delia Mills, school staff and children marking Delia's 80th birthday.jpg
Mike with Belle Vue Primary School lollipop lady, Delia Mills, school staff and children marking Delia's 80th birthday.jpg

Mike joined children and staff to thank Wordsley lollipop “legend” Delia Mills for almost 46 years of dedicated service.

As well as celebrating her 80th birthday, this year also marks the popular lollipop lady’s 46th year of service helping children safely get to and from Belle Vue Primary School in Wordsley.

With Delia being a self-declared Status Quo superfan, staff arranged a special assembly where the children treated their favourite lollipop lady to a rendition of Quo favourites.

To finish the week, children gathered again on the school field to sing “Rockin All Over The World” to Delia.

After dropping by to congratulate Delia, Mike said:

“I was barely 1 year old in 1977 when Delia first started crossing children here at Belle Vue, and it really is something to special to think how many smiles and waves Delia will have shared with children and parents over those years.

“Delia is a truly special lady who deserves our thanks for her dedicated service to our community, as well as our wishes for a very Happy 80th Birthday.”

Mrs J Vickers, one of the school’s teachers and a former school parent herself, said:

“Delia is a total legend. She has crossed over generations of children and takes the time to chat to each and every one every morning. She recently visited our class to talk about her long reign, she was so much fun.”

Headteacher Joel Marshall said:

“Delia is a cherished member of our school community. She has been a welcoming face to our children and their families for nearly 46 years. We cannot thank her enough and wish her a very happy birthday.”

Giving his own praise for Delia, Year 6 pupil James added: “Thank you [Delia] for being so great at helping us cross the road.”

Delia is a truly special lady who deserves our thanks for her dedicated service to our community, as well as our wishes for a very Happy 80th Birthday.