Hundreds Remember Teacher

8 May 2013, 16:37 | Updated: 9 May 2013, 10:17

Hundreds of people have been to a church service held in the memory of the primary school teacher Leda Bolden.

Leda Bolden's body was found in the River Great Ouse in Bedford on Tuesday 30 April 2013 after she had been missing for a month.

Mrs. Bolden was an assistant head teacher at the Our Lady Catholic Primary School in Hitchin. Pupils from Our Lady and John Henry Newman School went to the service on Wednesday 8 May along with parents, teachers and friends.

Mrs. Brown, head teacher at Our Lady School, read a eulogy where she compared Mrs. Bolden to Mary Poppins:

"She breezed in and changed our lives forever."

Mrs. Bolden’s class of Year 6 students presented tributes to their teacher.

Ian McBain, the school's chair of governors, told Heart the last month has been tough without Leda Bolden.

"She was a wonderful person to work with very giving of herself," he said. "Very loving, she had tremendous energy and enthusiasm for the school and always had time for the children. Worked very well with all the staff and all the children in the school."