Tributes paid af­ter head teacher dies

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Tributes have been paid to a “lovely and kind” Aberdeen head teacher, who died last week fol­low­ing a short ill­ness.

Fel­low teach­ers paid tribute to 53-year-old Fraser Cowie, who worked at West­park School, in North­field.

Mr Cowie had worked in ed­u­ca­tion in the city for al­most three decades and last night col­leagues called him a “lovely, kind and gen­uine man” who was “ded­i­cated to his school, its pupils and staff ”.

In a joint state­ment, Gre­gor Wat­son, deputy head teacher at the pri­mary school, and class teacher Alice Atkin­son said it was “with great sad­ness” that they passed on news of Mr Cowie’s death “fol­low­ing his re­cent ill­ness”.

The pair asked par­ents and car­ers to pass on the “sad news” of Mr Cowie’s death last Sun­day to pupils.

“We will have sup­port struc­tures in place to help your child cope with this tragedy”, they added.

“Mr Cowie was ex­tremely proud of the West­park School com­mu­nity and it is our hope that, to­gether, we will be able to guide and sup­port the chil­dren through what may be, for many, a very new ex­pe­ri­ence in their lives. A book of re­mem­brance will be placed in the school foyer for pupils, par­ents and staff to sign if they wish.”

Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive An­gela Scott said: “On be­half of all at Aberdeen City Coun­cil my con­do­lences go to Fraser’s fam­ily, col­leagues and all who knew him through his role at the school and all those it serves.”

Fraser Cowie

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