Farewell to car­ing teacher

Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

BEECH Hall School pupils have paid trib­ute to an ‘in­spi­ra­tional’ teacher whose ‘com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion’ to the school and its pupils went ‘above and be­yond’.

Year 11 pupils paid their re­spects to Richard Davis, 59, who died on Thurs­day, March 21.

In a Face­book post they de­scribed Mr Davis – who taught his­tory, RE and mod­ern for­eign lan­guage – as ‘in­flu­en­tial, charis­matic and car­ing’ and ‘al­ways there to lis­ten to any prob­lem’, whether that prob­lem was in or out­side of school’.

He had a ‘hi­lar­i­ous, dry sense of hu­mour’, pupils added, and ‘never failed’ to make them laugh.

They added in the trib­ute: “He will be greatly missed by all and each and ev­ery one of his pupils will work hard and do him proud in our up­com­ing GCSE exams.

“His legacy will con­tinue to in­spire us through this dif­fi­cult time.

“Rest in peace Sir, gone but never for­got­ten.”

Mr Davis’ fu­neral was held on Thurs­day, March 31, at Mac­cles­field Cre­ma­to­rium.

The school is now plan­ning a me­mo­rial ser­vice, which it hopes to hold next month.

Beech Hall head­teacher, James Allen, said: “Richard was an out­stand­ing teacher who was re­spected and loved by pupils, par­ents and col­leagues.

“I’m very proud of the way in which the school com­mu­nity has ral­lied to­gether and sup­ported one an­other.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to work­ing with pupils and my col­leagues to put to­gether a fit­ting trib­ute to Richard on May 6, at 2.30pm at St Peter’s Church in Prest­bury.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.