Doctor still relishing his governing role 50 years on

Dr Colin Campbell
Dr Colin Campbell

Being a school governor takes a lot of commitment but one man has proven his dedication after he was rewarded for 50 years of service.

Dr Colin Campbell, 85, has been a part of Waddesdon CE School since it began half a century ago and was presented with a certificate by Bucks County Council for his service.

He said of his reasons for joining the school: “I was interested in the progress of the school, interested in the pupils and interested in the teachers.

“I was part of the community and I wanted to take a positive interest.”

Dr Campbell was recognised in a ceremony by the council along with many other long serving governors across the county.

Council leader Martin Tett said: “As well as congratulating our worthy winners, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our governors for giving their time and talents for free.

“Buckinghamshire is known for its good schools and these committed men and women play a huge part in maintaining those high standards.”

Dr Campbell said he has enjoyed watching the school grow but having retired as the village doctor and moved to Wendover 20 years ago he now intends 
to cut down his role at the school.

He added: “It’s age, not through a lack of interest.”