Heathcote School adding machine experiment

Heathcote School pupils using an experimental adding machine

By Pauline Maryan

Heathcote School class
Stevenage Museum PP1449

Mr Kay demonstrates an experimental adding machine to a class at Heathcote School.

This page was added on 24/01/2011.

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  • Immediately recognised this teacher – Andrew Kaye – a first class maths teacher. I have much to thank this man for – without his teaching skills I do not believe my career path as a qualified and successful engineer would have been achieved.
    Andrew Kaye died some years ago and my eternal regret was not knowing in enough time to attend his funeral.

    By Martin B (26/05/2018)
  • most pupils were justifiably too frightened to learn. Oh yeah all the above names are familiar

    By Ian Clements (19/10/2015)
  • God I remember Mr Kay, the only teacher who frightened me, but I did get O Level so he must have done something right

    By Derek Cripps (02/06/2013)
  • I remember Mr Kaye very well and I do remember him throwing chalk and board rubbers at pupils. Good teacher though and I passed a GCE in Maths. Ruled by fear as I remember. I managed to keep on the right side of him though.

    By Alex Ward (05/02/2012)
  • I also remember Mr Kaye! not with fond memories however. I often had the board rubber thrown at me, I suppose looking back I deserved it but he was not my favourite teacher!!. If anyone remembers me I would love to hear from you as I have a very bad memory and have forgotton my old school friends!!

    By jennifer howard(was EATON) (20/11/2011)
  • I don’t remember the adding machine experiment but I have fond memories of Mr Kay. he liked to throw the board duster or rap you across the knuckles with a ruler if you mis-behaved. He did motivate me enough to get a GCSE grade 1 in maths.

    By Ian Macleod (01/11/2011)

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