Chris Figgis (2004-2022)
My lasting memory of Chris will always be his warmth, kindness and wonderful sense of humour. I am not sure he particularly enjoyed English GCSE, but he still excelled in it, showing dedication in all his work and attending lessons with a good-natured attitude and a mature work ethic. He worked with his pals: Jess, Scarlett, Molly, Kiera, Barney, Tom, Basil and Harry in lessons, and together they propped up the back row of the English class. It was only when a school hockey match was being played, which he could tantalisingly see out of the corner of his eye from the window of E1, that he struggled to fully concentrate!
Although I didn’t teach him in the sixth form, I enjoyed seeing him around our school, always showing a willingness to help or support those around him. He always seemed to rather enjoy wearing his prefect gown on the mornings of Lower School Chapel, standing at the door of the Great Hall and showing students where to sit with a smile or a quiet joke at the ready. He was an exemplary role model to students in lower year groups: a sportsman and an academic, a kind and friendly student and most of all, great fun. He will be greatly missed.
My heartfelt condolences go out to all his family and friends at this difficult time; a shining light has left us – gone from our sight but never from our hearts.
Rest in peace Chris.