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Former staff member Gill Hancock plants tree in schools honour

Retired Spanish teacher Gill Hancock was given a sapling by Sixth Former's, who felt she 'planted so many ideas in their mind'
23 Sep 2019
School News
Francis Holland Tree
Francis Holland Tree
Former FHS Spanish teacher Gill Hancock retired from the school twenty years ago. Upon her retirement, Sixth Form pupils gave her a voucher to buy an oak sapling because she had 'planted so many ideas in their minds'. As you can see from the picture above, twenty years on the 'Francis Holland tree' has flourished in its location in Walgrave, Northamptonshire.

The tree reflects just how popular and enthusiastic a teacher Gill was, and her love of and committment to Francis Holland School.

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