Remembering Mrs Jepson

We are saddened to announce the passing of former pupil and PE teacher Elizabeth (Liz) Jepson (née Scott) aged 84 following a short illness. Liz attended Westholme between 1944-49 and returned to the Senior School as a PE teacher in 1972 where she taught for 28 years before retiring in 2000.

Liz thoroughly enjoyed her time at Westholme and always spoke of it fondly. She initially joined as a part-time swimming teacher eventually becoming full-time teaching a variety of sports and was passionate about making sport enjoyable for all no matter their ability. She returned post-retirement to be a member of the Channel Swim Committee which she loved and continued to keep up to date with all things Westholme (she particularly liked hearing/reading about the ventures and lives of former pupils). She was also thrilled to have both granddaughters Grace and Eve attend the school she loved so much.

Liz’s family would love to hear any memories, experiences or anecdotes they have of her via

Her funeral will take place at 10.30am on Friday 12th August at Central United Reformed Church, Duckworth Street, Darwen BB3 1AT for anyone that would like to attend. It will also be live streamed, details below:

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