Robert Wood, always known at MHS as “Blue” because of his hair, was a very active participant in school life. Blue featured in the cadets, athletics, band, school second XVIII, and in 1955 was elected as a Prefect. Blue treasured his life at school and was a great admirer of Brigadier Langley and the school band. Rejecting going into the family nursery business Blue went on to do primary teaching and had very successful periods teaching at Hailebury, St Leonards and then headed the Junior School at Geelong Grammar where he was greatly loved. A great teacher he was much admired by generations of students. In semi retirement he reverted back to the nursery business, running a business in Beaufort where he retired as well as become Managing Director of Scotsburn Nurseries. A popular and enthusiastic member of the Beaufort community. Blue continued his interest in the school and attended annual reunions of his school mates.
Written by Alan Gregory