Hello and welcome to another issue of Totally Tockington, the paper written BY students FOR students! This week is very sad because it is the last week of Tockington for the Year 8s and it’s Ms Case’s last paper! However, the theme is not sad endings but happy ones, as both set off on new adventures, so let’s have a look at what articles we have coming up… Why not take a look at Harry H’s article on how you can keep bees happy, then learn all about getting a puppy with Elizabeth! Find out what the Year 8’s happiest memories of Tockington are in Jonathan’s interview! All this and more in another great issue of Totally Tockington!
Hello and welcome to another issue of Totally Tockington, the paper written BY students FOR students! This is a very sad time, as this is Ms Case’s last paper with Team A! But never mind – for those sad moments in life, there is always the comfort of cake! This week’s theme is … cake! Start by marvelling at Jeanne’s article on cakes for occasions, and then why not read Gemma’s article on Marie Antoinette? Next enjoy (looking at) Jacob’s (drawing of a) wedding cake and finally have a look at Izzy B’s article on the Victoria sponge! All this and much more in this week’s issue of Totally Tockington!
We were absolutely delighted to welcome our former Headmaster, Richard Tovey and his wife Jane back to the school yesterday for afternoon tea. We were all keen to congratulate him and celebrate his MBE which was awarded to him in recognition of his services to education.
Richard’s father, Gordon Tovey founded the school in 1947 and Richard grew up in the apartment above the school until taking over as Headmaster in 1975 when he was just 25. Richard and Jane achieved so much in their 38 years at the school and it was wonderful for pupils, Old Tockingtonians, Governors, teachers and staff to see them both again.
Richard has dedicated his life to education, as well as being the Headmaster at the school he was also a former chairman of the IAPS, an IAPS Triennial Representative and chairman of the IAPS Bursary Trust. He was also Governor of the English School in Kuwait and Packwood Haugh School.
Mr Symonds said, ‘”Mr Richard Tovey’s MBE is a huge honour and very much deserved. All at Tockington Manor are extremely proud of the hard work both Richard and Jane Tovey put into the school and into education as a whole during their long and very successful career.”
Mr Tovey summed up the afternoon by saying, “What a truly wonderful welcome. We were made to feel like royalty! It was wonderful to see everyone again, to feel the atmosphere and see the place looking as lovely as ever. It was a truly unforgettable afternoon.”
After a fantastic season in Tockington Manor swimming culminating in achieving the 2nd fastest 50m freestyle in the country, Rachel Shutt (12) from Tockington Manor School has achieved first in the county in no less than 5 events! 800m, 400m, 200m, 100m and 50m Freestyle completed the set!
Mrs Hinchliffe, swimming coach at Tockington Manor said, “Rachel’s achievements are a first for the school as she holds the fastest times in all strokes, her dedication is unrivalled.”
This dedication to training and commitment to excel is clear, Rachel trains every day, before school from 5 to 6 in the morning and in the evenings too.