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Shock as popular science teacher Andy Blunt dies suddenly

Shock as popular science teacher Andy Blunt dies suddenly

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The Wordsley School announced the sudden and unexpected death of its popular science teacher, Andy Blunt.

The school, which is located in Stourbridge, England, made the announcement of Andy Blunt’s sudden death on Wednesday, November 16.

Blunt, who was the school’s Head of Science, died suddenly on Monday, November 14, according to a Facebook statement from the UK school.


“It is with such a heavy heart and with the permission of Kerry, Andy’s wife, that I am writing to share the devastating news that Andy Blunt, our Head of Science, died suddenly on Monday 14th November.

“Andy joined the school in September 2011 as a Newly Qualified Teacher and progressed his career with us over the past 11 years. He was appointed to the role of Permanent Head of Science in 2019 and since this time, has led our science department. He was ‘Wordsley through and through’; a teacher, a leader, esteemed colleague and a trusted and dear friend. Andy was absolutely selfless and always put the needs of others before his own. It is incomprehensible to think that Andy will no longer be a part of our world and without doubt, our world is a poorer place without him to share it with.

“As I’m sure you will understand, this tragic and sudden loss is devasting for our team of staff, who worked so closely with Andy; a man who devoted his entire professional career to supporting those around him. I cannot begin to explain the sadness that is felt by staff at the school, nor the void that has been left by Andy’s sudden death. I am equally mindful of our pupils. Andy was a highly respected teacher of science who made it his mission to deliver exciting and inspiring lessons to our pupils. I am under no illusion that the pain and sadness that is felt by staff at the school will also be mirrored amongst our pupils. They too will need our care and support in the days, weeks and months to come. Equally, as parents and wider members of our school community, we recognise that this loss will be very upsetting too, given the connections that you and others will have had with Andy over the years.

Our thoughts are with Kerry and Andy’s family, who are understandably struggling to find any sense of their loss.”

The school’s headteacher Gareth Burton said: “We are all devastated at the sudden death of one of our teachers, and our thoughts are very much with their family at this time.

Andy’s wife Kerry said on Facebook: “Andy was the perfect man and was clearly loved by so many. Always hold a little thought for him as he did for so many. RIP my love fly high.”

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