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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  1. Mr Smiddy was a jerk and I doubt time has changed that. There were certainly teachers at Frodsham High School who were worse than him, but as a student who endured bullying during my time there, I can honestly say he would ignore reports of bullying if they were being committed by students who excelled at Phyical Education. An example of one of these bullies would be Mark Igo.

  2. i somewhat agree in year 7 and 8 he even bullied me becuse of my weight and other students which didnt help as i was struggling from other students and having a teacher do that didnt help but after i spoke out and said how much it affected me he stopped and actually encouraged me to get healthier hes obviously a bit of a dick but who isnt and hes from another era but he really did change before his retirement and encoraged many people to lead healthy lives but yeah not the worst or best just a bloke

  3. I remember him regularly walking through the girl’s changing rooms while classes of young girls changed, because he always (conveniently) had something to speak to Mrs sanders about, i thought it was gross then, now i think he should be investigated and wonder why other teachers who saw this didn’t raise the concern

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