The Blue Coat School would like to congratulate former physics teacher Mr Caulkin, who has received a MBE in recognition of his services to education in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2017.

Mr Caulkin’s longstanding connection with the School dates back to 1958 when he arrived as a Blue Coat student. Seventeen years after completing his Blue Coat education, Mr Caulkin returned to The Blue Coat School to share his passion for physics, inspiring countless Blue Coat students to pursue the subject at university during his 41 year teaching career.

Despite retiring from teaching in July 2016, Mr Caulkin continues to play an extremely active role within the School community, including taking up a new role in the School’s Development Office from where he engages with our global network of Old Blues. Away from the Office Mr Caulkin also finds time to be President of the Liverpool Blue Coat Old Blues Association, prepare Sixth Form students for the rigours of the British Physics Olympiad competition and oversee the School Badminton Club.

Reflecting on his award Mr Caulkin stated, “I am delighted and humbled to receive the award. Life at Blue Coat has been gratifying, edifying and inspiring, which has kept me going for all of these years.”

Once again we would like to congratulate Mr Caulkin on receiving such a prestigious award, one he truly deserved and we thank him greatly for his ongoing contribution to Blue Coat School life.

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