A special assembly was held this morning to mark Cook’s retirement after 38 years with Highfields! Since 1977 Mrs Helen Barker has been resident Cook in our kitchens, feeding generations of families as they have passed through Highfields’ doors. Now hanging up her apron strings for the last time, Mrs Barker has said how much she will miss Highfields and the children. She has already promised to come back and see us again.
The children sang “Food, Glorious Food!” from the musical “Oliver!” under the expert guidance of our Music Director, Ms Rowan Cozens. There was not a dry eye in the hall when Mrs Barker was presented with her leaving gifts which included some jewellery which now she is out of the kitchens she can wear!