THE latest recipient of The Mail's coveted Bouquet of the Week is a 'selfless' teaching assistant who is retiring from a school after more than three decades of service.

Joyce Loake from Cambridge Primary School has left the school after 33 years of working with pupils.

She was nominated by for the flowers by fellow teaching assistant Ami Dixon and daughter Claire Hill.

They both said they wanted to thank for her the commitment she had shown during her career as a higher level teaching assistant at the school as she retires.

The both described the teaching assistant as 'dedicated' and 'caring'

She worked across every year group in her time at the school, seeing it change in guise from Abbotsmead and Prior Grove to Cambridge Primary.

Ami said the teaching assistant would be greatly missed by everyone at school.

"She is well loved and respected amongst staff and children," she said.

"It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our wonderful colleague and friend but wish her all the luck and happiness in the world for her retirement.

"She will be missed tremendously by everyone at the school."

Ami said Joyce has always gone 'above and beyond her role' at a school and did things from home and at the school.

She said Joyce loves spending time at her allotment and would bring in items from there into school.

"I had many a laugh with her and we've go so many good memories," Ami said.

She's going to be a massive miss but wish her well in her retirement."

"She was an all-rounder she would help anyone out including children and staff and everyone was emotional when she left.

"We gave her a great send-off."

Joyce will be carrying on being involved at Cambridge Primary School and will come in next year to listen to children read.

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The flowers are provided by Ellie's Florist in Ulverston.