Chris Figgis (2004-2022)
Our deepest sympathies are with Chris’s family and friends.
Our department came to know Chris through his role as Deputy Head Boy. Some of his responsibilities included taking part in films and photoshoots, giving tours of the school to prospective families and prefect duties at events, which the Admissions and Marketing team coordinate.
Chris soon cottoned on to the fact that prospective families and events are well catered for and made sure he was always 5 minutes early, not only to be respectful of his duties but to sample a few sausage rolls and slices of cake.
We all had a soft spot for Chris. Sporty, witty, easy to talk to and clearly very bright. He was not embarrassed to give us a wave from across a busy quad at break time, nor too shy to pop into the office to ask for a biscuit or 2.
We will always remember how happy you looked singing and dancing along to Bastille in the House song for Arts Week with the rest of Marlowe upper school. You may not have known all the words or all the moves to the dance routine but what you lacked in finesse you made up for in costume choice, energy and enthusiasm!
Chris, we will miss you dearly.