Fond farewell for popular PE teacher

FAMILY, friends, colleagues and former pupils gathered at Kash 22 to celebrate the retirement of PE Teacher Martin Smiddy MBE.

He moved to Frodsham at aged 10 and has lived in the town ever since!

Martin started teaching at the former Frodsham High School in 1976 and upon it’s closure moved to Helsby High School.

The former Cheshire Student Champion weightlifter has taught over 8,000 children during his teaching career.

The father of three was awarded the MBE for services to education and younger persons in Frodsham in 2009.

Martin says he would like his legacy to be “inspiring young people to enjoy sport and look after their physical health through sport and exercise.”

After a well earned holiday he intends to catch up on all those jobs that he’s put off over the years!

by Andy Findlay

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