Tributes paid to F1 apprentice and former Prince Henry's student Daniel - The Evesham Observer

Tributes paid to F1 apprentice and former Prince Henry's student Daniel

Evesham Editorial 20th Nov, 2022   0

‘SHOCKED and saddened’ staff at Prince Henry’s High School have paid tribute to a former student who died following a motorbike accident.

Daniel Cracknell was a student at the Victoria Avenue school from 2015 to 2020 and went on to earn an apprenticeship with the Williams Formula One team.

No further details have been released regarding the accident which claimed his life.

In a statement, headteacher Dr Tony Evans and assistant headteacher and head of sixth form Clare Webb offered their thoughts and prayers with Daniel’s family at this ‘incredibly sad and difficult time’.

“One of our senior prefects during 2019 to 2020, Dan played a full and active part in school life, including supporting other students as a Maths Buddy and being an enthusiastic member of the Vex Robotics group.

“Mrs Cox, who was his form tutor in Years 12 and 13, remembers someone with a tremendous sense of humour who always enjoyed getting involved in group activities during Tutor Time.

“His subject teachers commented upon what a hard-working, excellent and talented student he was.

“In short, Dan was a wonderful student who made a great contribution to school life and exemplified all of the values that are so important to us at Prince Henry’s,” the statement added.

After leaving the Evesham school. Dan gained an apprenticeship at the Williams Formula One team in their Prototype and Test department.

Flags at the Williams site have been at half-mast in his memory and the team staff will be wearing black armbands at today’s (Sunday) Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi while the race cars will bear his name.


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