David Woods was known as Peck, Pecker, or Pecker Bird — because of Woody Woodpecker, of course, not because of any personal characteristics.
He was a keen young man who taught Latin to the younger boys, invented educational games to be played in class, and organized voluntary sports out of class.
Jonathan Marler remembers that he taught Greek as well as Latin.
He was interested in photography, and developed and printed photos himself in a darkroom at the school.
The 1967 Stouts Hill Magazine reveals that Mr Woods was a pupil at the school in 1938-41, so he must have been born in about 1928 — not as young as I thought. He went to teach elsewhere in 1967.
I must admit I had a brief urge to caption the above photo “Pecker has only got one ball”; surely I can't be entering my second childhood already?