Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2022

Date of publication

1st December 2022


Over the last 15 months it has been really difficult for everyone staying at home, especially for all the parents having to home school. So when the hub was opened for key workers it was very welcome, and our hours went from part time to full time.

We all mucked in and did what was needed to do to keep each other safe, and over the term we all got on great. Then when things opened up a bit more we got our primary 1, 2 and 3 back into school and it was amazing to see how much they had grown. More time passed and we finally got all the kids back into classes and then we were into a new kind of normal. As the job was redefined, more specific things to do, our roles in the school changed and we felt more like staff than just the cleaners.

Tayside Contracts have a yearly award scheme that has been going for many years, which sadly has been postponed for the last few years, so this year they decided to do a virtual ceremony, and back in June we were notified that we had  been nominated.  We were not expecting to go any further as we don't do what we do for reward, but we were short listed to a final three; St Paul's Academy  Dundee, Edzell Primary Angus and Abernethy Primary.

We watched the ceremony live streamed on YouTube. It was not a glitz and glamour affair but a plastic wine glass of juice in the school, supported by our bestie Mrs H, and yes surprise surprise  we WON!

As they say at the Oscars,
"On behalf of myself (Karen )and Ewa I would like to thank all the people who got us here, and to Ms McKenzie for the nomination".

Karen Bell