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Mr Liam Otterson, pictured with Head of Physics Mrs M. Close, College Principal Mr M. James and a group of Y11 students - View Full Size Image
Mr Liam Otterson, pictured with Head of Physics Mrs M. Close, College Principal Mr M. James and a group of Y11 students
18/12/2014 LORETO COLLEGE MARKS RETIREMENT

The Christmas celebrations were tinged with sadness at Loreto College Coleraine as the staff and students said goodbye to Physics Technician Mr Liam Otterson, on his retirement.

Mr Otterson, who gave some 28 years’ service to Loreto College, far outstepped the standard job description of Physics Technician, ensuring that sound and lighting were absolutely perfect for all events such as school shows, concerts and morning Assembly, as well as preparing any audio-visual equipment needed for staff training and meetings.  Generations of Physics students benefitted from Mr Otterson’s expertise in setting up and providing apparatus for practical classes and examinations; generations of Loreto students, likewise, enjoyed getting to know a friendly, outgoing figure who had a cheerful word for everyone.

Speaking in tribute to Mr Otterson, Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, commented that it was almost impossible to quantify the contribution which he had made to the Physics Department and to the life of the College as a whole. On behalf of all the staff and students of the College, Mr James emphasised the huge gap which Liam’s retirement would leave, and how much everyone would miss him, wishing him and his wife Hazel a long, happy and healthy retirement.