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Fenland school pays tribute to former teacher Mike Forrest

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Tributes have been paid to a former Fenland teacher who has died this week.

Mike Forrest taught for over 32 years at Wisbech Grammar School before leaving at the end of the 2016/17 academic year.

During his time at the school Mike was a sports coach, chemistry teach, heard of lower school science, director of studies and finally deputy head of academic.

Mike Forrest, who has recently died. (43377810)
Mike Forrest, who has recently died. (43377810)

Mike was the ‘master of the timetable’, but a key characteristic of his time within the WGS community was his care for others - staff and pupils and the fact that he was prepared to go the extra mile for everyone and was always available to lend a hand.

Helping others was at the core of his being coupled to being a lifelong school master with all the positive connotation of this term.

For Mike, teaching and learning was a vocation and this was underpinned by his profoundly deep faith.

In a tribute posted on its Facebook page the school said: "Mike had, and continues to have, a huge influence on our very special WGS community.

"He will be greatly missed and I know this news will come as a shock to many of us that had the pleasure of knowing and working with him during his service to the school.

"We have had many wonderful memories and stories of Mike shared with us since last Friday and, we will be collating these and passing them to Mike’s family at the end of term.

"If you would like to share your memories of this great man and teacher, please email headmaster@wisbechgrammar.com.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike’s wife Carol and their family at this most difficult of times."

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