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Belle Vue Girls School teacher retires after 25 years
6:25pm Friday 13th July 2012 in News
Top-marks teacher Safia Baig has said farewell to Belle Vue Girls School after 25 years of Urdu lessons – but says she will be back to celebrate results day.
Mrs Baig, who is 65 and lives off Toller Lane, said her pupils achieving high grades in their Urdu exams was an annual event and she would miss not ‘marking’ it with her students.
As well as language teaching, Mrs Baig (pictured with some of the girls) has also supported pupils in the past with maths and has been responsible for organising lots of extra-curricular community events too – including celebrations of the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday and a creative writing contest.
“These 25 years have flown by,” she said. “It doesn’t seem two minutes but I’ve enjoyed every moment. I’m really sad to leave but I’m happy I’ve achieved a lot here.”
Mrs Baig, whose daughter is a former Telegraph & Argus reporter and now writes for a national newspaper, plans to visit her son in Hong Kong this October before returning to Bradford to take up charity work.