He began his teaching career at King William's College
on the Isle of Man in 1986 where he taught maths and was also a boarding housemaster.
The under-15 winner was 13-year-old Caitriona Cox from Santon, near Douglas on the Isle of Man, a pupil at King William's College
, Castletown, who received pounds 250 for her article Cleaning Up, about a racecourse cleaner.
Only King William's College
Isle of Man progressed through to the fifth round of the main competition losing to St Ambrose College, Altrincham 20-7.
King William's College
, Isle of Man, bowed out of the Daily Mail Under-18 Cup as they lost 20-7 to St Ambrose
He spent most of his later years on the Isle of Man, where he took up the post of principal at King William's College
The closing gala dinner is in the oak-panelled, 150-year-old Barrovian Hall at King William's College