My first sight of MGB was in the spring of 2000, with the cherry trees in full blossom. It has the most beautiful campus of all Nottingham's schools - in those days there were no school bells to frighten the deer that grazed right up to the fence.
I met Mike Firbank at Reception, and by the end of the day we had both been appointed - in my case, at least, to a job that I have loved from start to finish.
I am sorry to see the closure of MGB, although I feel that personally I am ready for a new challenge.
I don't think I shall ever return to the MGB site when I leave in July - I have no wish to see it changed into a building site. I shall leave with happy memories intact.