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Hugh Rump RIP

Hugh during his time at PGS
Hugh during his time at PGS

We are sad to report that Hugh Rump, who taught in the Lower School from 1983 until his retirement in 1998, has passed away at the age of 90.  Hugh joined the school the day after his retirement from the Royal Navy as a Lieutenant Commander.  Our thanks to his daughter Louisa for providing this summary of Hugh's time at PGS. 

Hugh became a Form Teacher in the Lower School at PGS in 1983.  He taught his form of 24 boys aged 10 to 11 years old for English, Maths, History, Geography and taught games, including cricket, soccer, hockey and tennis, to 70 pupils .

After a few years he became the House Master for some 70 boys.  He organised and led school outings to many events such as the Roman Baths, Royal Tournament, Hastings, Arundel and Orienteering.  Every year for 15 years he led a skiing group to many different venues all over Europe.  He also ran in the annual Portsmouth Half Marathon, one year raising the top amount of sponsorship for the Lord Mayor's Appeal.

At the age of 65, after a very challenging but happy 15 years, he retired from the school.

If you have any messages you wish to be passed on to the family, please comment below or email: development@pgs.org.uk 

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