I was so saddened and shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Henry. I have not seen Henry in many years but I can still remember his happy, friendly and kind face like it was yesterday.
I worked with Henry during his early years at Marshgate and had the privilege of working alongside him in Year 4 during his NQT year. From his first day it was evident that Henry was something special- an incredibly inspirational person who was born to teach and who inspired so many children in his all too short life.
I have many fond memories of working with Henry and thinking back, can’t believe he was so wise when he was only on his mid 20’s then! Henry was always so much fun and I will treasure the memories of the great nights out and fun we had. I particularly remember the day some of the staff ran the Sport Relief 10k in 2012 and myself and Henry got slightly competitive, racing each other throughout the course and crossing the finish line together- he was probably being kind not racing off and finishing ahead of me but I will take it as a draw which I know is something I could never have repeated in recent years when Henry’s achievements in running were so incredible. I feel honoured to say that I once ran alongside and finished a race beside such a running legend. To Kate, Casper, Archie and all Henry’s family and close friends- I cannot imagine the pain you are in at this time and I offer my sincere and deepest condolences to you. Casper and Archie- your Dad was an incredible person and although you have lost him too soon I hope the precious memories of how he made you feel will stay with you always. RIP Henry xx