In Loving Memory of

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Stephen Fell

It is with great sadness and sense of loss that we received the news that Mr Stephen Fell passed away on Saturday 16 January 2021, having contracted Covid-19.

 

Mr Fell came late to teaching after a successful career in the chemical industry and joined Kent College in 1996. Stephen was an inspirational teacher applying his experienced elemental expertise as Head of Chemistry to popular pyrotechnic performances and sugar coated covalent bonding (demonstrated with Smarties). He was passionate about the progress of his pupils, many of whom went on to continue their studies of Chemistry at University.

 

Known as “Felly“ by many colleagues and students, he ran the Kent College Duke of Edinburgh Award programme. He encouraged students to step out of their comfort zone and take on the challenges of Lake District weather; the heights of Snowdonia; as well as life affirming expeditions further afield in South Africa, Italy and Crete. Many completed the Gold Award and received their medals at Buckingham Palace.

 

Mr Fell was also a key member of the boarding community at Kent College. For the last 13 years he ran the boarders’ activity programme: organising five aside football, basketball, gym access, as well as lots of individual sports club opportunities during the week. The highlight for many were the Sunday trips which included art exhibitions, London concerts, football matches, go-kart racing, paintballing, and visits to theme parks. These trips have been highly valued by boarders giving many a taste of British culture.

 

So many young lives have been touched by Stephen, and enhanced by his enthusiasm, optimism and passion. We are grateful for his dedicated service and that we had him for so long as part of the Kent College Community. He will be greatly missed.

Book Owner: David Lamper
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Mitko Nastoski

I just came from work after 13 hours shifts working and fighting against Covid 19 as a Critical Care Nurse and read this sad news.. I remember Mr. Fell vivid as he was my Chemistry teacher 2002 – 2004. I vividly remember the positive, full of Energy and just enthusiastically explaining Chemistry to us. …

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Kathy Wilson and Kevin Fielding

Oh Stephen, you came into our lives so gradually.  The first trip we did was the DofE walk from Shepherdswell to Kearsney and then finally Kevin got his wish and we camped.  Gradually, we became more and more involved with the Boarders trip, from the cold of paintballing to the fish and chip shop in the …

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The Lamper Family

Remembering with thanks a great character who gave wonderful service to Kent College: Chemistry lessons delivered with passion; exciting DofE expeditions and sharing cakes. With love from the Lamper family to the Fell family, Carolyn, David, Barnaby and Hugo. …

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Julian Ross

A true legend of the Kent College community has left us. Stephen was an outstanding teacher and mentor who inspired everyone of us in some way each day. His dedication and determination to use his own incredible talents to provide opportunities for his students and fellow colleagues was remarkable. Stephen’s positive energy, humour and …

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Tracy Watton

They say that noone is irreplaceable but there will never be another Stephen. Not only was he an amazing, dedicated teacher but also a warm, generous and kind-hearted man. He lit up every room he walked in and always put a positive spin on everything. I will miss our friendly chats, his encouragement for …

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Soraya Botha

Stephen exuded a warmth and kindness that was infectious – he had a wonderful smile and a cheery outlook, with a little twinkle in his eyes, that you could not help but be affected by.  I will sincerely miss seeing him around the school, with our ‘Good Morning’ to each other as we passed …

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Andy Clark

Felly was a friendly, kind, and very cheerful person to be around. He was always supportive and would find time to have a chat, whether academic, putting the world to rights, or just having fun. As many students and teachers will testify he was an enthusiastic teacher who thrived on sharing his passion for …

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Julie Wells

Life will not be quite the same without Stephen Fell at KC.   We will miss him calling into the School Office, with the latest snippet of information for the term’s weekend trips.  And his delight if he could help himself to the team’s supply of cake and biscuits!   I am so sad that you …

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Michelle Duncan

I didn’t know Stephen for very long but what an impression he made! A friendly face with a ready smile and passion in all he did, an absolute suoerstar. The world will be a far less interesting place without him.  …

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Julie Allen

Stephen was a delightful man and always cheerful. I have had the pleasure on going on Boarders Sunday trips with Stephen, all of which are memorable. You will be dearly missed Stephen Sleep tight x   …

Julie Allen

James Limmer

A whirlwind of a man! Only appearing once or twice a term in the office but always cheerful and welcomed, Kent College is heartbroken. Rest in peace Mr Fell… …

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Alexei Maraldo

Mr Fell was a great teacher and a great man. He was always buzzing around the classroom with so much energy and definitely gave off the mad scientist vibe. I will always remember Mr Fell and his love for the show Breaking Bad, he told me that if he made meth he would have …

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Dudley Shipton

Stephen Fell was a great asset to the Kent College family. A chemistry teacher to whom the students enthusiastically warmed and from whom they learnt so much. He was like so many of the staff at KC totally involved in the life of the school, not just by his teaching but in all the …

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Tom Neame

Mr Fell taught me for two years, he was the most prominent factor that led me to undertake a degree in Chemistry at University. He had an inspirational way of making his lessons fun and often completely disregarded conventional techniques of anything really! Some of my best memories from Kent College are also from …

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Hannatu K. Usman

R.I.P Mr Fell !!! Loved your classes, the DoE weekends and your not so funny jokes that made evryone laugh.  …

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Hannah Bush

I was so sad to hear the tragic news of Mr Fell’s passing.  My thoughts are with his family at this time. I remember clearly the adoring comments that he would weave into his lessons about his son. Although it has been 20 years since GCSE Chemistry, I still have such fond memories of …

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Georgia Thomas

I have just learned from my fellow KC alumni about the tragic passing of our dear Mr Fell, which I was very sad to hear. Whenever I think of Mr Fell (“Felly”), I think of laughter, fun and happiness, his enthusiasm and bundles of energy. He brought much knowledge and happiness to me during …

Georgia Thomas

Chris Dawn

I am truly saddened to hear of Stephen’s passing. Even for the short time I knew him when working at Kent College, I can say he had a lasting impact on me, as I am sure he did many others. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Rest In Peace Stephen.  …

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Clare Field

I only worked a short while at Kent College, but Stephen made a lasting impression. So friendly, so enthusiastic and so encouraging. I’m sorry to hear this sad news. Sending my love to the KC community and Stephen’s family and friends. …

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Sheila Barnett

Mr Fell was such a kind and marvellous man. He taught and encouraged my son Will Breame as form tutor, teacher and all through many DoE adventures. Will hugely enjoyed all the Chemistry lessons, studied Chemistry at A level and because of Mr Fell has an abiding passion for so many of the areas …

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Peter Reynolds

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Stephen.  I worked closely with him for several years when I was the local Field Officer for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.  He was a pleasure to work with, so enthusiastic and extremely popular with the pupils – he will be sorely missed.  More …

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Julian Waltho

Stephen was so full of life, so much fun and full of enthusiasm that it’s near impossible to comprehend that he is no longer with us. These heartfelt and moving reflections on a unique man, a complete “one-off”, are a testament to how many people’s lives he has touched and how indebted we are …

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Simon Unter

What a lovely man – so sorry to hear of his passing. I will fondly remember him as a cheerful, kind and enthusiastic teacher – always one to go the extra mile for a student. Mr Fell took us on our Duke of Edinburgh field trips and was a reassuring presence, once even bringing …

Simon Unter

Rosie and Ian

Stephen, I will always remember your kindness and warmth. We have had many wonderful, and memorable,  Sunday boarding trips with you and you always made the whole family so welcome. I will miss chatting with you and hearing of your latest adventures. You will be greatly missed by all and we feel privileged that we …

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