Mr Hankin

Type: Nerd
Nicknames: None repeatable here...
School Days:
1990-2002

"When I started the pupils thought they could eat me alive. And they were right! With his horn-rimmed glasses and conservative dress, Mr Hankin looked every part the science boffin. His passion for science lived up to his image but Mr Hankin suffered a shaky start when the pupils acted up in his early classes. That was easily solved by inviting his Aunt Camelia - an opera singer - to help with one of his experiments. Soon he won the pupils' respect but would still find himself drawn unwittingly into their scams, whether it was car washing or mouse racing!

Behind the swotty facade was a fun-loving teacher, and through his experiments knew how to capture the pupils' imagination. He'd be up for karaoke if it was on at the pub and was always game for a new challenge. Needless to say he got along famously with his colleagues. In his spare time, Mr Hankin doubled as a stand-up comedian and wasn't bad either. Little is know about Jeff's decision to leave Grange Hill in 2002; but it couldn't have been easy bouncing back from his ordeal at the hands of Ozzie.

REASON FOR LEAVING: Unclear. Mr Hankin had already taken leave in his final year; perhaps the explosion forced him into a decision about his future.

MR HANKIN'S SCHOOL REPORT
Series 13: Mr Hankin bumbles into Grange Hill on his first day. Mrs McClusky is worried when he can't control the class, but the tables turn when Aunt Camelia helps him with a glass-shattering experiment.

Series 14: Jeff organises "Car Day" which leads to a frenzy of remote control cars in the playground.

Series 15: Mr Hankin gives Year 9 the secret formula for their car-washing enterprise. When Chrissy goes into labour, Mr Hankin accompanies her to hospital where they think he is the father!

Series 18: Year 7 camp out at a science museum led by Mr Hankin. He hires an assistant, Dr Dorothy Pollard, who strikes up a friendship with Kevin Jenkins.

Series 24: Ozzie begins a calculated campaign of intimidation against Hankin - spraying his car with graffiti and entering his house. Ozzie lets Danny Hartston - another enemy - carry the can for his crimes. Jeff gives a lecture on testicular cancer - and Matt realises he has the disease.

Series 25: After taking leave to recover from his ordeal, Hankin returns and is Mr Robson's best man. He locks the wedding ring in his lab - but neglects to replace some chemicals he takes out and this allows a fire to take out the school.

HOME LIFE: Happily married but little is known about Mrs Hankin, other than she was away during Ozzie's campaign of harassment.

ASSOCIATES: Peter Robson, Mrs McClusky, Mrs Monroe, Mrs Holmes, Mr Deverill, Keiran Osbourne.

CURRENT WHEREABOUTS: Unknown.

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