Monday, 14 June 2021

Teacher’s career adds to success

THE late venue change to the Flower Pot at Aston did not spoil the enjoyment of those members of Henley Rotary Club at their lunchtime meeting on Tuesday.

The club’s beloved honorary member, Ken Fitt, gave a fascinating, entertaining and thought-provoking talk on his early years, before he came to this area as headmaster of Chiltern Edge School in succession to the late Ewart Martin.

He told his listeners he had become head boy of his school and had intended to take a degree in engineering. He had found this boring and had the opportunity of studying mathematics part-time, a subject which he loved.

He continued his study during his national service with the Royal Air Force, where he qualified as an air radar fitter, later becoming an instructor. After another three years he obtained a degree and became a teacher.

After a year working as a market researcher, he was persuaded to return to teaching, just when comprehensive schools were coming into being.

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