Mr Redko retires from 'dream job' at Bristol Metropolitan Academy
A FISHPONDS teacher known to generations of pupils has retired from Bristol Metropolitan Academy after 39 years of teaching.
Former head of PE Brendan Redko described his role promoting sport and physical education to thousands of students from the Fishponds community as a "dream job".
A school spokesperson said: "Mr Redko will be fondly remembered by students and staff across Bristol, for his passion for school sports as well as his drive to promote basketball across the South West.
"He was successful in reaching many regional and national finals across a multitude of sports andachieved the highest level of teaching recognition during his tenure, when voted the teacher of the year.
"Whilst Mr Redko has formally retired, he has already vowed to come back to the school as a volunteer in order assist in coaching and officiating."