4 Sep '14

News Peter Griffin obituary

Generations of children benefited from my friend Peter Griffin's dedication to education. His first teaching post, in 1947, was at Herbert Thompson junior school in Ely, one of the most socially deprived parts of Cardiff. Peter threw himself wholeheartedly into the life of the school, including coaching the boys in football and rugby. Here also began a long association with music in Cardiff junior schools.Peter, who has died aged 89, was proud of the achievements of his pupils and twice appeared on This is Your Life to recall the successes of those he had taught. His first headship, in the 1960s, was at Allensbank school in the more prosperous Heath area of Cardiff. In 1975, he was invited by the director of education, Fred Adams, to take over one of the largest primary schools in the city, Windsor Clive. He was back in Ely, where he was happiest, because he knew he could make a difference. Continue reading...

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