Tributes as teacher Kevin dies
Last updated at 11:30, Thursday, 22 August 2013
ON the day the GCSE results are announced, staff and pupils at St Benedict’s School are today mourning a popular teacher who died suddenly.
Kevin Green, 56, taught geography and was former head of sixth form at the school. It is understood he was on a bike event with friends at the time of his death on Monday.
Tributes were paid to the “stalwart of the school community’’ who inspired his pupils and was “passionate’’ about helping them.
Ian Smith, executive head-teacher at St Benedict’s School, said: “Mr Green will be remembered not only for his teaching but particularly his extra-curricular provision, numerous school excursions and strong sense of pastoral care.
“He was passionate about helping young people achieve their ambitions, particularly in encouraging them in university applications. He will be missed tremendously.”
Mr Green, who joined the school in the late 1990s, also established the school’s “pink day” and raised money for CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, which works to alleviate poverty and suffering in developing countries.
Former student Annmarie McMean said he would never let his students give up. “When I was going to leave sixth form he sat me down for about two hours in his free time to talk me into staying,” she said. “He genuinely cared about his students.”
Rebecca Elliot said that she “felt honoured” to have known him. “He was a lovely, caring and genuine man who had a big heart and will be missed by many.”
Another student, Steve Moore, said that Mr Green made him the person he is today. “Mr Green convinced me to run for head boy at the sixth form to boost my confidence and skills,” he said. “I accepted and became the head boy and to this day I owe him a great deal.”
Joanne Fox was in Mr Green’s geography class for five years and she was in sixth form for two years while he was head. “What I remember most about him was that he was approachable, personable and had a larger-than-life personality, which made him popular with his students. He relished his role as head of sixth form and took personal pride in making sure his students were successful and fulfilled their potential. He was such a lovely man,” she said.
First published at 11:09, Thursday, 22 August 2013
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk
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I heard the extremely sad news of Kevin's untimely passing this morning from a former colleague at Edge Hill University. I worked with Kevin over a number of years in my role as a Schools Liaison Officer. Kevin was a lovely man, whose integrity, warmth, commitment and genuine care for all of his students was clear to see to all who met him. As a fellow Liverpudlian, we hit it off immediately and I always looked forward to visiting St Benedicts and was always struck by how fantastic a rapport Kevin had with his students. RIP Kev.
Mr.Green was an amazing teacher, he teached me for a full year and he made lessons fun...he was a legand and I cant belive he's gone:( RIP Mr.Green.
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