Rottingdean teacher honoured after Facebook campaign

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A teacher is so popular with his students that they ran a Facebook campaign to name a new school block after him.

Hundreds of past and present pupils from Longhill High School in Rottingdean joined the social networking page “Name The Block Vaughan” which was set up by Year 11 pupil Fraser Hurley.

The 16-year-old's campaign was so successful - with more than 1,000 signatures - that the school's headteacher Haydn Stride and its governing body agreed to name the block after history teacher Dewi Vaughan.

Past and present colleagues attended the official opening of the Dewi Vaughan Block, which includes a Year 11 canteen, changing rooms, a community room, offices, a science room, an ICT room and a textiles room.

Mr Vaughan has worked at the school for 38 years and last year received the national Ted Wragg Teaching Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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10:39pm Mon 20 Sep 10

joanne77 says...

well done you deserve it!
well done you deserve it! joanne77
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3:22am Tue 21 Sep 10

Chinadoll7 says...

He was my year head. Brilliant teacher! Very kind & funny,Well desevered !
He was my year head. Brilliant teacher! Very kind & funny,Well desevered ! Chinadoll7
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8:01am Tue 21 Sep 10

joanne77 says...

he taught my husband,his brother & sister and is now head of house for 2 of my kids
he taught my husband,his brother & sister and is now head of house for 2 of my kids joanne77
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8:00pm Tue 21 Sep 10

gmgc81 says...

I'm the eldest of three, and all of us were taught history & PE (rugby) by Mr Vaughan. In addition he was mine and my sister's (who came up to Longhill the year after I left) year head. I think it is a wonderful tribute to a truly loved teacher like Mr Vaughan. He is a great role model and a very supportive teacher regardless of whether you're top of the class or not. Thoroughly deserved honour for a true legend. Well done, and thank you sir. :)
I'm the eldest of three, and all of us were taught history & PE (rugby) by Mr Vaughan. In addition he was mine and my sister's (who came up to Longhill the year after I left) year head. I think it is a wonderful tribute to a truly loved teacher like Mr Vaughan. He is a great role model and a very supportive teacher regardless of whether you're top of the class or not. Thoroughly deserved honour for a true legend. Well done, and thank you sir. :) gmgc81
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