Shar­ing mem­o­ries

Macclesfield Express - - TEACHER CYCLING TRAGEDY -

TRIB­UTES have poured in to sci­ence teacher Guy Whar­ton fol­low­ing his death.

In a state­ment on the Tyther­ing­ton School’s web­site, head­teacher Manny Botwe said he was much-loved.

He added: “Mr Whar­ton will be hugely missed.

“He was a great teacher and ar­rived at Tyther­ing­ton School in 2002. I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to ex­tend our deep­est sym­pa­thy to his wife and three chil­dren.”

Mr Botwe said the school was sup­port­ing staff and stu­dents, and opened a book of con­do­lence in the school re­cep­tion. And cur­rent pupils are plan­ning a spe­cial memo­rial bike ride.

He added: “We’ve opened up a book of con­do­lence and we’ve been in­un­dated with mes­sages from around the world.

“We’ve got an on­line book of con­do­lence too, which lots of peo­ple have been us­ing. We are con­sult­ing with friends, staff, stu­dents and fam­ily over things we can do to re­mem­ber Mr Whar­ton. We’re re­nam­ing the school gar­den the ‘Whar­ton Wilder­ness’ and there are lots more ideas.

“He was a bik­ing en­thu­si­ast so there’s talk of hav­ing bike iconog­ra­phy around the school and the stu­dents are talk­ing about a char­ity bike ride.”

It is hoped the char­ity bike ride will take place on Sun­day, July 31, and will be in aid of Qhubecka, a char­ity which pro­vides peo­ple in third world coun­tries with bikes.

Year 11s are also plant­ing an apple tree in mem­ory of their form teacher.

Mean­while, dozens of peo­ple, in­clud­ing many for­mer stu­dents and col­leagues, flooded the Mac­cles­field Ex­press Face­book page with mov­ing trib­utes.

Hazel Hughes posted:

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