Local legend Sue Saw

Local legend Sue Saw at Anglesea Kindergarten. (Supplied)

An Anglesea grandmother is Surf Coast Shire’s latest local legend for her work in nurturing future generations.

Sue Saw has spent many years teaching and volunteering at Anglesea Primary School and Anglesea Kindergarten and remains a volunteer at both in her retirement.

Ms Saw said she was “grateful” to be named a local legend and felt “quite taken aback” to receive the award for educating young minds in the community.

“I love the interaction with different children and following their progress through each year, that’s the great joy I get,” she said.

“I am so grateful to Anglesea Kindergarten and lead teacher Sarah Womersley for nominating me for this honour… It is wonderful and gives me a lot of pleasure.

“Seeing the growth and the learning in each individual child through the months of the year, supporting the children and encouraging their learning… I love to be there.”

The mother of four and grandmother of 11 said she missed working in the education field during her retirement.

“I had more to contribute so I offered my services as a volunteer to both the kindergarten and the school and that’s what I’ve been doing,” she said.

“I’m not quite over the hill yet. I love what I do; it’s keeping me on my toes, keeping me engaged, and making me feel as if I’m a worthwhile part of the community.

“I’ve been really lucky living in this lovely community. Everyone is very grateful and appreciative of what you do, and I am very passionate about helping young children and families.”

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