Tears for Wickford teacher taken tragically by cancer

Echo: Tears for Wickford teacher taken tragically by cancer Tears for Wickford teacher taken tragically by cancer

TRIBUTES have flooded in for a teacher who ‘touched the life of her pupils’ after she passed away - a month after she was diagnosed with cancer.

Students at Beauchamps High School, in Wickford, are in mourning after Kathryn Edwards died from the illness last week.

She had only returned from maternity leave in September last year.

Mrs Edwards was only diagnosed with cancer in the weeks before Christmas.

She died aged 31.

Mrs Edwards, who had taught at the school since 2006, had married in 2006 and had recently given birth to a little boy, who is now eight months-old.

Headteacher Bob Hodges said Mrs Edwards, from Chelmsford, was an “enthusiastic committed and inspirational young teacher”.

He said: “The whole school community at Beauchamps High School is deeply saddened by her death.

“Kathryn has touched the lives of, and made a lasting impact on, many young people in her work as a Geography Teacher supporting them through GCSE and ‘A’ Levels.

“She will be greatly missed and in the days ahead we shall be thinking about how best we can remember Kathryn and her contribution to the school, the students and the wider community.”

Mrs Edwards was a Geography teacher at the Beauchamps Drive school.

She also worked as the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and supported students with learning needs and the Able, Gifted and Talented.

On Beauchamps’ website she is listed under her former name, Miss Evans, as one of the ‘key people’ at the school.

The pupils at the Wickford school were told last Friday (24th) in a special assembley and Mr Hodges has written to the children’s parents.

Mr Hodges added the school would organise a tribute to Mrs Edwards in the coming days.

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8:29am Wed 29 Jan 14

VanRes says...

So sad, my thoughts go to all those who knew Kathryn.
So sad, my thoughts go to all those who knew Kathryn. VanRes

9:05am Wed 29 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Too young.. too soon.. God bless her little son. It breaks my heart to think of him. RIP Kathryn.
Too young.. too soon.. God bless her little son. It breaks my heart to think of him. RIP Kathryn. Kim Gandy

10:15am Wed 29 Jan 14

Luvys.0104 says...

My son goes to beauchamps and We new mrs Edwards very well what a lovely lady she was , so very very sad It's heart breaking thinking of her little son and husdard , RIP you will be deeply missed xxxxxxx
My son goes to beauchamps and We new mrs Edwards very well what a lovely lady she was , so very very sad It's heart breaking thinking of her little son and husdard , RIP you will be deeply missed xxxxxxx Luvys.0104

10:19am Wed 29 Jan 14

Natter says...

Very very sad, hopefully her family can take comfort in the amazing inspiration she has been to so many. Life is so cruel.
Very very sad, hopefully her family can take comfort in the amazing inspiration she has been to so many. Life is so cruel. Natter

5:21pm Wed 29 Jan 14

whataday says...

So very sad. Thoughts and condolences to the families and friends left behind.
So very sad. Thoughts and condolences to the families and friends left behind. whataday

6:06pm Wed 29 Jan 14

_Lotus_ says...

RIP to the teacher, my heart goes out to her family and friends.
RIP to the teacher, my heart goes out to her family and friends. _Lotus_

8:12pm Wed 29 Jan 14

njeavons says...

To The Echo staff,

Please consider changing the Facebook "like" button to say "Share"

I certainly do not like this story, but would like to share it..

Just a suggestion.

RIP. Mrs Edwards.
To The Echo staff, Please consider changing the Facebook "like" button to say "Share" I certainly do not like this story, but would like to share it.. Just a suggestion. RIP. Mrs Edwards. njeavons

8:16pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Opera g says...

Such a lovely person. She will be missed so much. RIP Kathryn
Such a lovely person. She will be missed so much. RIP Kathryn Opera g

2:28am Thu 30 Jan 14

essexracer27 says...

A tragic loss , we lost a friend aged 37 years December 2012 also through cancer , thoughts go to the family and friends of Kathryn through this time
We are holding a charity day on june 7th in support of Macmillan cancer support which includes a motorbike ride as well as a star wars costume group collecting in the royals shopping centre at southend , last year we raised over a thousand pounds on the day and we plan to beat that this year as well as raise awareness of this illness and of the help and support there is out there for sufferers and their families . https://www.facebook
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A tragic loss , we lost a friend aged 37 years December 2012 also through cancer , thoughts go to the family and friends of Kathryn through this time We are holding a charity day on june 7th in support of Macmillan cancer support which includes a motorbike ride as well as a star wars costume group collecting in the royals shopping centre at southend , last year we raised over a thousand pounds on the day and we plan to beat that this year as well as raise awareness of this illness and of the help and support there is out there for sufferers and their families . https://www.facebook .com/events/14025941 43325866/14026068566 57928/?notif_t=plan_ mall_activity essexracer27

6:37pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Duchessteapot says...

Mrs Edwards wwas a beautiful person who gave all her students support and nurturing way beyond her duty.
Both my children have had the privilidge of her care and devotion as a teacher and advicate, without Mrs Edwards many children would not have achieved the confidence and ability to succeed at school. It breaks my heart to think her little boy will never share the experiences he deserves with his mummy and I hope he has the privilidge to know a teacher as good as his mum.
God bless Mrs Edwards you truly were one in a million xxx
Mrs Edwards wwas a beautiful person who gave all her students support and nurturing way beyond her duty. Both my children have had the privilidge of her care and devotion as a teacher and advicate, without Mrs Edwards many children would not have achieved the confidence and ability to succeed at school. It breaks my heart to think her little boy will never share the experiences he deserves with his mummy and I hope he has the privilidge to know a teacher as good as his mum. God bless Mrs Edwards you truly were one in a million xxx Duchessteapot

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