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£900raised of £1,200 target by 38 supporters

    Weʼve raised £900 to give to Mr. McEvoy as a token of our appreciation, on his retirement.

    Funded on Saturday, 1st September 2018

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    Mike McEvoy, a former pupil of the school, first worked at Colchester Royal Grammar School in 1979 whilst playing first class English cricket and has been a full time teacher at the school since 1989. He clearly like the school so much that he couldn't keep away!

    Mr. McEvoy is retiring at the end of this school year. He is a much loved teacher who will finally get his Saturdays back.

    Having played cricket at the school from Year 7 through to Year 13, we have witnessed first-hand the time and effort put in by Mr McEvoy in order to train us so that we resemble some form of a cricket team. There have been many long minibus journeys with awful music blasting out of speakers, and many games in which I am sure, when watching us, it would have been easy to lose the will to live. However, Mr. McEvoy stuck with us and I know, certainly within my year group, that every single player thoroughly enjoyed their opportunity to represent the school and each of us would acknowledge vastly improved skills from the early days of Year 7. On behalf of everyone for whom Mike has given up his weekends, after-school time and early mornings, we would like to thank him. He will be a hard act to follow.

    We would like to give him a gift in recognition and appreciation of his years of dedication to the school, the pupils and sport. Any messages that you leave will be forwarded to him.



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    • The Whitlow Family

      The Whitlow Family

      Aug 1, 2018

      Thank you, Mr McEvoy for supporting all the boys in their sporting activities and school trips. They will have fantastic memories of their school days for the rest of their lives.


    • Jodie Andrews

      Jodie Andrews

      Jul 20, 2018

      Mac, thanks for all of the great rugby memories. The times I spent up at the playing fields with you and Barry were some of the best years of my life. Hope you enjoy your retirement.


    • Sean Hummerstone

      Sean Hummerstone

      Jul 9, 2018

      Mac - all the best for your retirement and thanks for everything you've given to CRGS sport over the years, you'll be missed.

    • Patrick Kidd

      Patrick Kidd

      Jul 7, 2018

      I was more athletic when you taught me (though not very much...) and have many fond memories. May your retirement wicket be well-rolled and the boundaries be short. Have fun, you've earned it,


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    • Jill and Cliff Preddy

      Jill and Cliff Preddy

      Jul 4, 2018

      Thank you for all you have done for our grandsons Joshua and Nathaniel.


    • Paul Woods

      Paul Woods

      Jul 2, 2018

      Mr McEvoy, I don't remember us crossing paths much at CRGS, but once we certainly did: I want to apologise for taking you out quite wickedly during a basketball game. It was a dirty move; I regret it.

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