Pupils in tribute to teacher

PUPILS raised more than £200 by organising a coin spiral in memory of a much-loved science technician at an Ipswich school.Youngsters at Thurleston High School in Defoe Road, have now donated the money to Cancer Research UK as a tribute to June Boardman who died just before Christmas.

PUPILS raised more than £200 by organising a coin spiral in memory of a much-loved science technician at an Ipswich school.

Youngsters at Thurleston High School in Defoe Road, have now donated the money to Cancer Research UK as a tribute to June Boardman who died just before Christmas.

To honour her memory the school held a special assembly dedicated to the 51-year-old who died of cancer and a cheque for £275 was presented to the charity.

Colleague Elaine Phillips said Mrs Boardman, who had two children and lived in Stutton, was a bubbly and bright person.

Mrs Phillips said: “She had worked for British Aerospace so she really knew her science.

“She got on very well with the children and had a very strong personality.

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“We really, really miss her.”

She added that it was a testament to Mrs Boardman's popularity that pupils had managed to the money in just one lunchtime.

Would you like to pay a tribute to June Boardman? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.