At the end of the Autumn Term we said a sad farewell to Mr Dyke after almost twenty years at Test Valley School. Mr Dyke taught English for many of these years and more recently as a Cover Supervisor. He has taught in ours and other local schools for fifty years. He was known to the pupils from not only teaching them in the classroom but also he was very much involved in school trips and visits. Our Table Tennis Club has gone from strength to strength under his leadership. He was passionate about the sport and dedicated much of his own time to the club and local tournaments. This dedication was evident with the success of the team and last year they won the Andover Advertiser Cup. Mr Dyke will be greatly missed at our school but we wish him a wonderful and relaxing retirement. Over the years he has touched the lives of many pupils, being admired and respected in equal measure.