After over 40 years teaching primary school children a Bridlington teacher is retiring from the job she loves.
Di Levitt has taught tens of thousands of children in the Bridlington area over the years and she is especially known for her enjoyment of sport and encouraging youngsters to realise their potential.
Her husband, Andy, is also taking early retirement having taught at Bridlington School and latterly holding the post of careers education manager at Headlands School.
Said Di: “After 22 years at Martongate with nine as deputy head and the School Sports Partnership link teacher I feel it is time to take early retirement and travel to all the places I have wanted to visit.”
Di has represented Great Britain playing Hockey for her country on many occasions. She started the sport at the age of eleven and has played for regional, national and for GB teams in several world cups and international matches.
“Over the years I must have coached thousands of youngsters and there is no better feeling to see them progress up the system. I am proud to have seen several of my pupils now representing Great Britain in several sports.”
Di and Andy have three children and two grandchildren and are hoping to spend more time with the family in between travel.
“Martongate has been a large part of my life and I will miss the children and staff immensely. Sport gives children all sorts of qualities in life….it doesn’t matter how good they are and what level they play at.”