Castleford High School would like to pay a massive CONGRATULATIONS to former student Tim Bresnan for his role in the successful England 3-1 win over Australia in the 2010-2011 Ashes series.
Here are a few of Tims former teachers paying tribute to his success and memories from his time at Castleford High School
I taught Tim all he knows… about RE!!
Tim was a great pupil, well behaved, got on with his work, joined in lessons, good sense of humour. I knew that he was good at cricket and practised a lot out of school, but he didn’t talk about it, he just got on with it!
It is brilliant to see his success. When I see him on TV I am so proud of him. It just shows what you can do if you work hard at something and never give up!
If you’ve never played cricket you should give it a go – you may be the next England star!
You will need to be strong in body and mind, very focussed, fast thinking, patient and of course a good eye for the ball… but who knows!!?
I was Tim’s English teacher when he first came to Cas High and then became his form tutor when he was in Year 9. He was always well behaved, tried his best and usually had a great big smile on his face. I can’t remember ever having to ‘tell him off’ about anything. He was always reliable, polite and a popular member of the class.
I knew that he was interested in cricket, but in typical Tim style, he kept quiet about how good he was. In fact it was his mum who used to keep me up-to-date on his progress – usually at parent’s evenings. Although he obviously had a talent he was realistic about things and made sure that he had other options by getting good GCSEs. I noticed that The Guardian newspaper commented on Tim’s performance during the Ashes, describing him as “no-nonsense & cheerful” That really could be applied to how he was in school.
Tim is clearly a talented sportsman, but I think he’d be the first to admit that without hardwork and determination he wouldn’t have got where he is today.
I’m so proud of him. (I actually cried when I saw the news about the Ashes win.) He’s a great ambassador for the school and for the town of Castleford. And, now that he is so very famous we don’t have to rely on his mum or brother for updates – we can simply ‘google’ him, pick up a newspaper, or even follow him on twitter.