Finley Fancy Dress competition

A massive thank you to Alan’s family, Yvette and Janet who came to our Picnic in the Park event to judge our Finley fancy dress competition – something Alan would have loved!

We were delighted to see so many entries and honoured that Yvette and Janet were able to come along to judge with us.

A massive thank you to all who competed.

We are hoping to make this an annual tradition at our Picnic in the Park event.

LCFC – acknowledgement for Alan

Jake and his family have been in talks with LCFC since Alan’s passing and were sent this beautiful certificate of acknowledgement of Alan’s dedication to both the school and the football club, both of which we know he loved dearly.

This was shared with the children in todays’ assembly and will be placed in the school foyer.

Thanks Jake and LCFC!

Beautiful gift to remember Alan


Myself & Macy Garth wanted to do a little something in memory of Alan, although it took a little longer than we planned to put together, ( due to the post at this time of year) we hope that this would be appropriate as Alan was cherished by so many, & brought so much pleasure to the school & children.

We thought that this would be a great way for him to be remembered by, as he was never without a bunch of keys by his side
Martin and Macy Garth



Here is a poem I wrote that you may wish to share as a tribute to Alan

I Am Alan as you all knew
But now I’ve moved on to pastures new

I AM still alive, my spirit is free
Although you cant see me, I am still me

I appear to you now in other ways
& here is a poem so you can relate..

I AM the smile upon your face
I AM the star that shines with grace

I AM the animal you love so dear
I AM the love you give so sincere

I AM the laughter when you’re having fun
I AM the warmth you feel from the sun

I AM the fall of autumn leaves
I AM the soft sigh of a gentle breeze

I AM what I am, & now I am free
I float in the air, no cares for me

I AM a dove, at peace at last
I AM Gods love, not the present or the past

I AM infinite. the light & the dark
I AM free as a bird, I sing with the lark

Please do not Mourne me, let me go
I AM now where I belong, my light will glow

I AM the prayer you say at night
I AM the hug that holds you tight

I AM right here with you, whenever you call
I AM always here, just not in human form

So now you see.. I am never gone
Just call me to you and we are one!

In loving memory

Best wishes

Karen x

A beautiful memorial for ‘Our Alan’

Thanks to all for your attendance today,  a beautiful tribute to Alan Finley.
Alan was an amazing man. More than a caretaker, he was a friend to all staff, a
smile for all parents and most of all a champion for all children. His love for Leicester
City, sketching and horse racing will always stay with us. But it’s his total dedication
to the community of Green Top which will never be matched again. He was a true
Green Top legend. 
A video of the balloon release can be seen with the Leicester City Anthem here… Alan would have loved this!
He will be sorely missed.

buns for blue day

Photos to follow…

JJ and Eleanor from Class 5 (Year 1) enjoyed icing cakes for the Blue Bun Sale in Alan’s memory . They included some “A’s” for Alan. JJ said that he felt sad that Alan had died as he wanted to be able to show him the cakes he had made for him 😢 The two of them discussed the fact that Alan was up in heaven with a big brush and a huge bunch of keys!  Alan touched the hearts of so many and is sorely missed. I keep expecting him to be there when we collect the children from after-school club. He often had a chocolate treat for the children but the biggest treat of all was being chosen to accompany him on gate-locking duty…RIP Alan x

Fly high Alan

They say the best are taken too early, and this is certainly the case with you. We want to thank you for making our children smile everyday, you were a huge part of their primary school years and you will never be forgotten.
I could write so much more, but words don’t seem enough, we just wish you were here.
Fly high Alan.
All our love,
The Martindale Family