‘Amazing and inspirational’ lab technician leaves school after 40 years

Lyn Hunt (front) with colleagues in the school's renamed prep room
Lyn Hunt (front) with colleagues in the school's renamed prep room
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A school science technician is retiring after 40 years of service – and the prep room she leaves behind has been renamed after her.

Lyn Hunt, 71, joined Magdalen College School in 1974 and has made sure science lessons run smoothly ever since by setting up pupils’ equipment and clearing away after them.

Lyn Hunt, 71, joined Magdalen College School in 1974 and has made sure science lessons run smoothly ever since by setting up pupils' equipment and clearing away after them. PNL-140912-134935001

Lyn Hunt, 71, joined Magdalen College School in 1974 and has made sure science lessons run smoothly ever since by setting up pupils' equipment and clearing away after them. PNL-140912-134935001

But after 40 years, Lyn is retiring and hopes to emigrate to New Zealand in the New Year if her application is successful.

Her daughters Jacqui and Michelle both live there with their families, having gone to the Brackley school themselves.

Lyn’s great granddaughter Jessica, 10, starts at the school next September.

Head of science Dr Nick Dixon said: “Lyn is an amazing and inspirational person who we will all miss very much.

“The impact that Lyn has had on tens of thousands of students’ learning of science in our school cannot be underestimated.

“She is relentlessly positive, a tremendous team player and genuinely one of the most kind and thoughtful people we know. Words cannot express how thankful we are.”

The school’s preparation room will now be called The Lyn Hunt Preparation Room.

Lyn is looking forward to spending more time with her husband Trevor, 70, and hopes to join her daughters and six grandchildren Down Under when she leaves this Christmas.

She said: “I’ve enjoyed the buzz the job gives me. If I get what I’m doing right, it makes the lessons run smoother.

“I’ll miss the company, it’s been my life. All the teams I have worked with – they have all been great and it’s been a pleasure to work for them.”