Peter Rippington's friend Stuart pays tribute to him at his funeral.
He said: "Peter was one of those people for whom nothing was too much trouble, and if you ever needed help he was there for you.
"And over those 30 years Peter's always been there for us."
Mourners gather at St Laurence's Church in Alvechurch for the service.
It's thought Peter Rippington had taught 3,000 children.
The funeral of Peter Rippington, the much-loved teacher who was killed in a school coach crash, will take place later today.
The 59-year-old was with a group from his school who had been skiing in Italy.