Time for a rest!

Homework will take on a whole new meaning for a couple who are both retiring this month after almost 80 years of teaching between them.

Andy and Chris Hurd are retiring from the Wrekin Old Hall Trust, where they also set up home on the Wellington campus for the last four decades. Not only did their daughters join them as pupils at both schools but both girls also got married in the school chapel.

Andy, 64, started at Wrekin College in 1980 while his wife Chris, 60, enjoyed her first day with kindergarten, now known as reception, at the adjoining Old Hall School in 1985.

Andy says, “There were so many highlights for me such as the house plays and getting to perform in them along with seeing our rugby teams record some significant victories over the years.”

The couple hope to devote more time to their interests outside the classroom when they retire and to spend more time with their four grandchildren.

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