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Droitwich Spa High School bids fond farewell to Mr Davies

Droitwich Editorial 28th Jul, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016   0

STAFF and students at Droitwich Spa High School bid a fond farewell to its long-est serving teacher last Friday (July 17).

Tony Davies has been at the school for 38 years after starting there in September 1977.In that time, he has worked under four headteachers and seen a host of changes.

He said: “I think the biggest change has been the decline in the camaraderie amongst the staff. “

There is still a sense of it, we still play football on a Friday after work and have a quiz once a week at lunchtime, but 30 years ago the PTA was much more active and we had a lot more social events, a pantomime and even played rugby, foot-ball and cricket against the students on a regular basis.

“The pressures of the job are very different now.”

Tony was destined to become a chemistry teacher, having been born in Carmarthen which means ‘Merlin’s Town’ in Welsh.

“I am convinced I am directly related to King Arthur’s sorcerer and was always going to be initiated into the dark art of alchemy.

“It’s been nice to get paid for it all these years.

“I was also known as ‘Dai Saster’ by the first technician I worked with.

“I loved doing practical lessons and she was always convinced that my experi-ments were going to go wrong, even though they rarely did.

”Richard Heal, who was the head of sci-ence at the school in 1977 and has since retired to New Zealand, contacted Tony to wish him well.“It was lovely to hear from him,” said Tony.

One of the things he is most looking forward to is being able to take a holiday during term-time.“

Another retired teacher from Droitwich still plays football with us on Fridays and he is always telling us about the week he spent in Tenerife that cost him £200 all-inclusive because he didn’t have to go in the school holidays.”

A Droitwich Spa High School spokeseperson said: “Everyone here wish-es Tony a long and happy retirement.”


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