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Staff Leavers 2015: Mike Tucker (72-15S)

I first heard word of Mr Tucker as a fresh faced newbie in Year 7. Even then “Tucks” invoked thoughts of a man  far older that the school, old enough to have seen Leary Hill become so.

By the time I moved into (or was sentenced to) School House, however, Tuck had made some indelible memories for me, especially the whole “stop grinning inanely” incident.

Once in School House, though all was forgiven. Despite the lengthy (but ultimately necessary) house meetings, lectures on “The way of the Tucker” and Tucks occasionally being a pain in the posterior, he backed us to the hilt and kept us level headed when the exam hysteria began to set in.

Tucks’ knowledge of everything was legendary, provided you got through the sometimes eccentric bluster and discourse on why Lawrence of Arabia is the best film in history ever.

I am proud to have served on HMS School House ably commanded by Captain Tucker. If I had to pick a motto for the ship, it would be “going nowhere fast” and I don’t think that’s a bad thing.
James Evans (06-14B)

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