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.
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