OBITUARY – The Holly Leaf
Miss Dora Laycock who
died on February 15th. 1962 was a member of staff at the Sheffield Pupil
Teacher Centre from 1922 to 1950.
Dora Laycock, a retired member of the staff, died very suddenly on February
15th. 1962. Through her death the school has lost a most esteemed and loved
friend. She, a pupil of Sheffield High School, graduated as a Bachelor
of Arts at Sheffield University. She joined the staff at the Pupil Teacher
Centre (later to be known as the City Grammar School) in 1922 and retired
subject, Geography in the Junior School, was always much appreciated as
her lessons were so thorough, so alive and illuminated with beautiful map-work
for she had much artistic talent, they made life-long impressions on her
was so deeply interested in her pupils and they respected her quiet dignity
and peaceful serenity which helped to mould the character of the school.
old pupils have endearing memories of her and feel how privileged they
were to have been taught by her.
colleagues too appreciated her integrity and kindness and her friends received
more than a measure of happiness.
will be her memory to all who knew her.