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Dr Geoff Moore

Head teacher Peter Kent pays tribute.

I know that everyone in the school community will share my sadness at the news that Dr Geoff Moore passed away this week.

Geoff taught Chemistry at Lawrence Sheriff for 20 years until his retirement in 2013.
An inspirational teacher with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Chemistry and a great sense of humour, Geoff was beloved both by generations of students and by his colleagues. When he retired I wrote the following tribute to him and it still seems very apt:
Dr Moore retires after 20 years at Lawrence Sheriff. His teaching of Chemistry has become legendary, with generations of students being inspired to study the subject following activities such as his famous demonstration of how to make jelly babies explode. His commitment to the education of the whole person, sense of fun and deeply impressive subject knowledge embodies all that is best about teaching. I would like to thank him for all that he has given to the school during his very successful career with us.
Even after his retirement, Geoff regularly returned to LSS to help with events and his Chemistry demonstrations on Year 7 induction days remain the stuff of legend. Last time I checked there was still a crack in a Chemistry lab ceiling tile made by a particularly enthusiastic exploding jelly baby.
Geoff will be very much missed by all of us who knew him. We send our deepest sympathy to his family.

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