Tributes to much loved Suffolk teacher

PUPILS and staff at a Suffolk school have paid tribute to a much-loved teacher who died suddenly aged 31.Elizabeth Bradley was head of biology at Sir John Leman High School in Beccles for four years.

PUPILS and staff at a Suffolk school have paid tribute to a much-loved teacher who died suddenly aged 31.

Elizabeth Bradley was head of biology at Sir John Leman High School in Beccles for four years.

She died after a sudden short illness died on Thursday, April 15 from complications following a brain haemorrhage.

Only a few weeks ago Mrs Bradley, known as Liz, flew out to Kenya as part of the school's exchange programme.


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Tributes have been coming in from all over the world for a woman who was recognised for her tireless work for poor and underprivileged children. The school is planning a memorial service and tribute next month.

Mrs Bradley married husband Paul two years ago and commuted to work from her home near Bury St Edmunds.

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Sir John Leman headteacher Nigel English said: "She was a wonderful lady, one of the best teachers I have ever worked with.

"I enjoyed working with her on the Duke of Edinburgh award schemes. She gave freely of her time to be involved.

"She was an energetic and popular teacher at the school, well-known for her innovative teaching methods and ability to motivate and inspire her classes.

"She had a reputation for exerting strong discipline on pupils, but was generous with rewards which often included cakes and biscuits for high marks in tests."

"She had a reputation for exerting strong discipline on pupils, but was generous with rewards which often included cakes and biscuits for high marks in tests."

Mrs Bradley was a strong supporter of practical fieldwork in biology, and organised an annual trip to the Isle of Arran. She also arranged a school expedition to Peru two years ago.

In her private life, she was also widely travelled and, with husband Paul, had climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, trekked across the Himalayas and camped in Namibia.

The funeral was due to be in her home town in Northern Ireland at the weekend.

"She will be greatly missed by a very large number of people in Beccles and around the world," said Mr English.

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