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Wednesday, 5 September, 2001, 06:02 GMT 07:02 UK
Top of the class for former pupil
Sue Lymn-Brewin
Sue Lymn-Brewin now sits in the head teacher's room
The start of the new term has brought back memories for one new head teacher at a Nottinghamshire primary school.

Sue Lymn-Brewin was so happy during her school days at Gotham primary, Gotham, that she has returned as head teacher.

And one of the teachers she is in charge of used to teach her.

Mrs Lymn-Brewin first attended the school as a five-year-old in 1964.

Reading lessons

She told BBC's East Midlands Today: "The desks have changed, we used to have those old wooden lift-top desks.

"We also used to have blackboards in every room but now there are whiteboards.

Heather Palmer
Heather Palmer used to teach Sue Lymn-Brewin

"Having been here as a child, all the rooms were at different stages of my school career and different phases of learning.

"I even remember learning to read in one of the classrooms."

Some of the pupils at the school now are children of Mrs Lymn-Brewin's old school friends in the 1960s.

Heather Palmer used to teach Mrs Lymn-Brewin, now she is one of her colleagues.

She said: "It is one of those things where you think 'my goodness, this is amazing'.

"It doesn't happen very often that a child you taught comes back to be in a role that is more important within the school."

Although the school may seem a bit smaller than it was when she was a child, Mrs Lymn-Brewin now occupies the one room she was never naughty enough to attend - the head teacher's room.

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