Mr Keber Officially Opens 'Keber's Kabin'

 Today (Friday 17 July) is Head of House and D&T Teacher, Mr Keber’s  last day in school as he retires after 27 years dedicated service to the school.  As part of his retirement, Mr Keber has very generously donated a new shed for the school garden, which has been officially named “Keber’s Kabin.” 

“We are very grateful for Mr Keber’s very generous donation.  The shed will be put to excellent use by the staff and students in the school garden.  They have worked so hard to turn it into a fantastic growing space and the students are learning valuable skills working in the garden.” said Mrs Kilbey.  “We wish him all the very best for a long and enjoyable retirement.”

Over the years Mr Keber has put his gardening skills to good use guiding fellow staff and students to develop the garden into the space it is now.  The garden is a real suntrap and this year they have a fantastic crop of raspberries which are now ripe and ready to pick, they also have pumpkins growing ready for carving at Halloween and a beautiful crop of wildflowers to encourage insects into the garden.



The enthusiastic Learning Support students had decorated the shed with streamers and had paperchains for Mr Keber to cut as part of the official opening.  Mrs Kilbey, Learning Support staff and students organised the surprise event to officially open the shed to say a huge thank you to Mr Keber for his generosity.  Once Mr Keber officially cut the paperchains and completed the naming ceremony, he was further surprised when a group of students came out of the shed to thank him.  The shed will be relocated to its final resting place over the summer holidays,  replacing the old shed.

Mr Keber said, “It was a lovely surprise and farewell.  After 10-12 years the garden is now going from strength to strength, it is really becoming the garden I wanted the school to have.  The students love spending time in the garden learning how to grow things.  Thank you to all the staff and students who have been doing such a good job in the garden.  I am looking forward to receiving my vegetable box!”

Mrs Kilbey thanked Mr Keber for his generosity and spoke of his, ‘wonderful service to the school over the years as a teacher, Head of House, organising Charity events, supporter of the Musicals and of course, his love of gardening. He has made a significant difference to the lives of so many students and will be much missed.’