Monday, 7 June 2010


My colleague Mark Hopkins who leads our work on Extended Services sent me this piece of sad news today...

"Chris - It is with regret that I have to bring you the sad news of Rex Hall's death on Monday 31st May 2010. Rex died suddenly of a heart attack after suffering a long illness. Rex was a tremendous advocate and supporter of our initial study support provision here in Leeds 10 years ago helping us establish 'Playing for Success' centre's at Leeds United and Rhino's and Yorkshire Cricket. Rex will be greatly missed but should always be remembered for his pioneering work in developing learning outside of the classroom - a passion and commitment that has always been supported here in Leeds. There will be a celebration event of Rex's life later in the Summer and I will ensure Leeds will be well represented to recognise, acknowledge and pay thanks for all that he has done to for the children,young people and their families and communities in Leeds. Mark."

The history of education in Leeds is full of talented, committed and influential colleagues whose passion, energy and initiative has shaped provision for the young people of Leeds and has made a real difference. Rex was one of those wonderful human beings who has shaped our history and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers at this sad time are with his family and friends.

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