BBC Newsround: My teacher is called Luke Skywalker

Now we’ve all dreamt that we could be Luke Skywalker at some point haven’t we? A teacher in Wolverhampton, UK; has changed his name so he is Luke Skywalker every day!

BBC Newsround visited Luke Skywalker at his school and spoke to him and his pupils about his name and how he uses his love of Star Wars to influence his lessons.

‘My teacher is called Luke Skywalker’

There’s not long now until the latest Star Wars movie is out, but one class at a school in Wolverhampton is a little more excited than usual.

That’s because their teacher is called Mr Luke Skywalker!

The year five teacher changed his name when he was younger, because he loves Star Wars so much.

Now Mr Skywalker uses Star Wars in his lessons to help children with their work.

It sounds like the Force is strong with this teacher!

We wonder what the Jedi Master himself, Mark Hamill makes of this?

Steve Galloway
Steve was 5 years old when he saw Star Wars for the first time during its first UK cinema release. He considers himself a first generation Star Wars fan and in his own words is a ‘Child of 77’.