< Back to Blog

Celebrating a special man, and 50 years of service

 

Celebrating a special man, and 50 years of service

As Martin Cowles celebrates his 65th birthday this week, he will also mark 50 years spent working at Redmaids’ High School.

Martin joined the school in 1970 when he was just 15 years old. As a young boy, he was originally employed to prepare all the fresh vegetables ready for the girls’ lunch. All these years later, he is a really central and highly-valued member of the school’s award-winning catering team.

Students and staff over the past five decades have benefitted from Martin’s huge personality and immense warmth as he greets everyone, without exception, with the same positive energy. 

That said, the last few months have been particularly challenging for Martin as he relies on lip-reading to communicate – which is not easy when everyone is wearing masks – but he remains an important part of the day-to-day life of this school.

As one former student said, “For years, I would see Martin every morning at breakfast club – and he always helped to get my day off to a really positive start.”

His colleagues also pay tribute to a man, “Who manages to make everyone feel known and special, and is very much at the heart of this school community.” 

 
Date Posted: 27 November, 2020

Articles for: Junior Senior Sixth Form

Pianists visit Steinway in London | Redmaids' High School

Pianists visit Steinway in London | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 25 February, 2019
READ MORE
New LUMINARY magazine is out | Redmaids' High School

New LUMINARY magazine is out | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 1 October, 2019
READ MORE
Senior School siblings create handmade jewellery for charity

Senior School siblings create handmade jewellery for charity

Date Posted: 3 December, 2020
READ MORE
Merritt Moore ballet dancer and quantum physicist  | Redmaids' High School

Merritt Moore ballet dancer and quantum physicist | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 26 April, 2018
READ MORE
Student art and design on public display  | Redmaids' High School

Student art and design on public display | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 10 June, 2019
READ MORE
World Affair Seminar 2019 | Redmaids' High School

World Affair Seminar 2019 | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 30 September, 2019
READ MORE
Tennis ace Connie is a smashing volunteer      | Redmaids' High School

Tennis ace Connie is a smashing volunteer | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 17 September, 2019
READ MORE
A talk on indigenous tribes  | Redmaids' High School

A talk on indigenous tribes | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 27 February, 2020
READ MORE
Junior school art makes national exhibition

Junior school art makes national exhibition

Date Posted: 5 July, 2021
Earlier this term Miss Dickson who heads up the Junior School Art Department, entered a range of pupil artwork into The...
READ MORE
Fond farewells and warm welcomes

Fond farewells and warm welcomes

Date Posted: 18 February, 2022
At the start of the Summer term, we will be saying goodbye to two much loved members of staff, Kate Doarks and Jon...
READ MORE
Elena ‘snaps’ up money for charitable work in Nepal | Redmaids' High School

Elena ‘snaps’ up money for charitable work in Nepal | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 14 February, 2019
READ MORE
Darren Jones MP pays a visit  | Redmaids' High School

Darren Jones MP pays a visit | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 11 October, 2019
READ MORE
3,620 miles away from home

3,620 miles away from home

Date Posted: 16 February, 2022
There is something about food that bring us together.
READ MORE
Blue Peter badge holder!  

Blue Peter badge holder!  

Date Posted: 17 October, 2021
Millie, aged 7 and in Year 3, is now the very proud owner of a Blue Peter badge having appeared on the programme last...
READ MORE
International Baccalaureate Diploma art success | Redmaids' High School

International Baccalaureate Diploma art success | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 4 May, 2017
READ MORE
Sixth Form students change lives in Nepal | Redmaids' High School

Sixth Form students change lives in Nepal | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 3 September, 2018
READ MORE
Celebrating Pride Month: 7 top LGBTQ+ books for young people | Redmaids' High School

Celebrating Pride Month: 7 top LGBTQ+ books for young people | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 10 June, 2021
READ MORE
International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Date Posted: 11 February, 2022
Today, 11 February, we are marking the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
READ MORE
A Weekend of Choral Success

A Weekend of Choral Success

Date Posted: 15 March, 2023
We had an absolutely phenomenal weekend of choral success and celebration.
READ MORE
Government and Politics trip to Westminster | Redmaids' High School

Government and Politics trip to Westminster | Redmaids' High School

Date Posted: 2 October, 2017
READ MORE
Click here to view all news articles