Kath Wilson retires
(Reprinted from the Somerset Healthy Schools Newsletter)
"On March 31st Dr Kath Wilson, Somerset's Healthy Schools Coordinator is retiring. The team and those many people (including colleagues at SHEU) who have worked with her and benefited from her tireless support will sorely miss her.
Kath first came to Somerset in 1983 having already had a career in the Royal Air Force. She began her work here as a science teacher at Buckler's Mead School in Yeovil, from where in 1988 she took on the county based role as Advisory Teacher for Health Related Education. This role has developed over the past 20 years. Since then Kath has moved the Healthy Schools Programme forward in Somerset ensuring that the health needs of Somerset's children and young people are constantly on the agenda. Her mantra has always been ' how will this help our children live healthy, happy lives' and often her forthright approach has challenged those she works with to really reflect on what they are doing and what they hope to achieve. Kath's sharp mind and intellectual approach has always been accompanied by humour and a willingness to do all she can to help get things right. She is thought highly of both at a local, regional and national level . We all wish Kath a very happy early retirement. We know she will be spending time in her garden and with her family. She also tells us she intends getting a bus pass and exploring the county at leisure, so look out for her on your travels."