Teachers retire after clocking up 70 years of experience at Wisbech school

THREE teachers with 70 years experience working in a Wisbech school and inspiring students to make their mark inside and outside of school have retired.

Richard Baty has clocked up 25 years as head of economics and business studies at Wisbech Grammar School and has run the Young Enterprise scheme, with the help of a governor John Warren for most of that time.

One team qualified for the national final under his direction, with six more companies reaching the Young Enterprise eastern region final.

Head of design technology for 22 years, Philip Bannister has decided to retire as well. He played a key role in designing and building for the Greenpower electric car racing for schools and has seen four teams get into the national finals at Goodwood.

PE teacher Mary Barrington joined Wisbech Grammar in 1988 after working at Cromwell Community and Neale-Wade Colleges. She has run the Duke of Edinburgh Awards for 22 years which has led to two landmark expeditions to Iceland.

A regular performer at Wisbech folk club, Mr Baty has also served as a volunteer at the Phab club for the physically handicapped and able-bodied.