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Post by tobeconfirmed » Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:47 pm

I'm sure loads of people will have very fond memories of him and of the study visits to Bavaria. He's now in his last term.

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And of Mr. Jeffers and his guitar and poetry...

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Post by Great Plum » Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:07 am

FRP was my tutor - a very good man...

Who else did German A level because of the study visit to Munich?
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Post by jtaylor » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:18 pm

Fantastic chap. I was in the cycling club, and toured many times with FRP.
A prime example of devoting so much love and care to the school, supporting the pupils 110% in the extra-curricular as well as the teaching.
I'm sure he'll be missed.....

Sort of related:- I was down at CH on Saturday, and found my name on one of the cloister notice boards - all time CH Cycling mileage records.
12 years after leaving and I'm 25 on the list!
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Post by SazzaJ » Fri May 05, 2006 9:25 pm

tobeconfirmed wrote:And of Mr. Jeffers and his guitar and poetry...
My Dad's got that photo on his desk!

I'm sure you'd all like to know that he is absolutely loving his retirement, and sees FRP quite regularly. I hope I'm as lively as the both of them when I get to my retirement!

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Post by Deb GP » Mon May 08, 2006 3:47 pm

FRP was a star teacher. :D I was only sad that I couldn't carry on German into A-level although his excellent teaching ensured I loved German enough and was good enough (even after a few years break) to do a NATO technical course for a year where I added useful phrases such as "Can the frogmen inspect the propellors?", "Signal the fishing boat that our fog horn is broken" and "These chocolates are excellent, ambassador" and most importantly "Yes, another Gin and Tonic would be lovely". The lecturer was very impressed at the level I was at having only done GCSE - I reckon it was a lot to do with FRP's teaching.

In my opinion, he was my only teacher who could pull off a really, really good, feeling very small in my boots, class one guilt trip. A much better method and far more effective at getting results than detentions and shouting. I wonder where you can learn to do that.

Oh yes - and end of term coffee and cake. Yum. A true highlight.

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Post by Deb GP » Mon May 08, 2006 3:58 pm

And who could forget TJJ's sing-a-longs???

Altogether now - to the tune of She'll be coming round the mountain(please forgive the spelling)

"Ich bin Auslander und ich spreche nicht gud Deutsch"

or - to the tune of Old MacDonald

"Konnten Sie mir bitte sagen wo den Bahnhof ist?"

(Apologies all - not done any written Deustch is several years and have forgotten der die das, spellings and all the rest....)

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Post by Great Plum » Mon May 08, 2006 4:59 pm

I think the pair of them on the German Study Visit was a school highlight...
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