This Teacher Rocks!


While we think all teachers are incredible, this one definitely went beyond the normal call of duty to keep his students safe.

It all began on Wednesday afternoon, when nine high school students accompanied by two teachers, set off on to explore the cliffs at a beach in Bideford, Devon.

After scaling the lower parts of the steep cliff the group decided to head back to the parking lot. That's when they realized that the tide had rolled in and there was no way they could get down safely.

Since the area had no cell phone reception, they were unable to call for help. The only thing the students could do was to hang on to the cliff and wait until either the tide subsided, or someone at school realized they had been gone too long.

That's when one of the teachers took matters in his own hands. Without any climbing gear or safety equipment, he decided to scale over the 300ft steep cliff and go to the nearby Hartland Quays hotel for help.

However, as he was climbing, the manager of the hotel, Chris Jones spotted him and then also noticed the rest of the stranded group near the bottom of the cliff.

Sensing that something was wrong, he called emergency services. A rescue helicopter from the Royal Air Force quickly flew in and pulled out the stranded students and teachers, two at a time.

They later admitted that they have never had to rescue a group this big. As for the students - they are a little shaken, but otherwise fine and eternally grateful for their amazingly brave and caring teacher!


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  • Jayden Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 12:57 pm
    that is so cool
    • koolkatgirl8280Monday, December 17, 2018 at 9:27 am
      • bobWednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10:03 am
        • LaidenMonday, February 12, 2018 at 4:26 pm
          OMG! Why did they do that!
          • Da KingMonday, December 11, 2017 at 7:10 am
            • angie33
              angie33Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:52 am
              I would love to have this teacher!!!
              • Buggy funSaturday, October 29, 2016 at 10:12 am
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                  maddgurl7068Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 2:18 pm
                  • JeffWednesday, May 13, 2015 at 10:59 am
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