Vic’s final class

(28 May, 2015) Editorials

91-year-old war hero has been visiting school for 31 years since retiring as head teacher

2756Vic with students.

Vic’s final class The News was delighted to be invited by St Joseph’s School in Rotherhithe to attend a special talk given by 91-year-old Vic Farmer last week.

He spoke to a Year six class with honesty and humour about his time teaching at the school from 1948 to 1982, as well as about his experience as a RAF navigator during WW2.

On the 70th anniversary of VE Day, it is more important than ever to remember the sacrifices made by Vic’s generation – but we should also appreciate the positive impact that caring, passionate teachers like him can have on generations of the borough’s schoolchildren.

Read the story about Vic’s final lesson here

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