Norman Thompson – plaque on wooden seat
The Memorial seat in the Manaaki courtyard is dedicated to Norman Thompson. Norm, who originally gained qualifications in catering and cookery at the Polytechnic’s Tennyson Street campus, returned to Otago Polytechnic 11 years later, enrolling in a Certificate of Professional Cookery.
To acknowledge his tragic death on 2 June 2010, his fellow students raised a collection. A bench was made, in collaboration with Carpentry students, and dedicated to his memory.