Popular Colyton teachers retire

PUBLISHED: 16:33 12 August 2013 | UPDATED: 16:34 12 August 2013

Frances (left), Roz, and Pat (right) have retired from Colyton Grammar School.

Frances (left), Roz, and Pat (right) have retired from Colyton Grammar School.


Fond farewells for Colyton Grammar School teachers.

Three long-serving members of the teaching staff have retired from Colyton Grammar School after serving a total of more than sixty years together.

History teacher Frances Allan, head of drama Roz Duffin, and maths teacher Pat Whitworth left the school ‘with fond memories’.

Roz, who joined the school in 1990 as a part-time English teacher, said: “The best thing about working at Colyton Grammar School is that it had a wonderful atmosphere.

“There’s always so much going on, from after-school activities to various clubs.”

Pat added: “The children are unique and I’ve taken great pleasure in teaching them through the years.”

All three teachers said they will miss the school, and for Frances, it was ‘a privilege to work for’.

“Of course I will miss teaching at Colyton Grammar,” she said.

“The school is a recipe for enjoyment, and you really couldn’t ask for a more gorgeous area for the school to be placed in.”

However, despite their years of teaching, the three teachers aren’t taking any rest soon.

Roz intends to go on a round-the-world trip next January, Frances will be spending more time with her grandchildren and gardening, and Pat will be playing a lot more bowls and taking her first holiday in September after 40 years.

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