‘One in a million’: Students’ tributes to popular to Hadleigh science teacher
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Students past and present have left heartfelt tributes to a “one in a million” teacher from Hadleigh High School, raising hundreds of pounds in donations in his name.
Daniel Greenwood joined the school in 2016 as a graduate intern and was commended for his “unerring enthusiasm for working with young people”.
Staff at the school broke the news to students on Tuesday.
A fundraising page in memory of Mr Greenwood has been set up by students at the high school and has already raised more than £1,500 since Wednesday afternoon.
The page reads: “Mr Greenwood meant the world to his pupils, colleges, family and friends.
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“Mr Greenwood would help anyone and was such an uplifting teacher.
“Any donations would be greatly appreciated to help give Mr Greenwood the goodbye he deserves.”
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Tributes have poured in from old and new students on social media.
One student said: “Mr Greenwood was a brilliant teacher and was taken far too early from this world. He tutored me after school for weeks before my maths GCSE.
“He was a lovely and generous man and I will forever be grateful and appreciative of how he dedicated his life to teaching. Rest in peace.”
Another tribute said: “Dan was a one in a million teacher and an incredible human being.
“I can’t believe you’re gone buddy, I hope you knew how loved you were.”
It is believed Mr Greenwood suffered from cardiac arrest but the cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
A parent of one of Mr Greenwood’s pupils said: “Such sad news, so young. My children really liked him as a teacher. He was so kind, helpful and practical with a solution with my son’s worries.
“He helped him so much. He will miss him seeing him, making them smile first thing in the morning. He will be a huge loss to Hadleigh High.
“Love to all his family and friends at this extremely sad time.”
Headteacher Nicola Shingleton said: “Dan was passionate about achieving the best outcomes for all his students and worked tirelessly to meet the high standards he set himself.”
A statement released by the school says: “Dan was not just an outstanding, committed professional but a kind, supportive and caring friend to so many at the school.”