Month

October 2015

OS WEEKEND 19TH/20TH SEPTEMBER 2015

  It was great to see so many Old Sedberghians returning once again to Sedbergh for OS weekend. Every OS weekend has its own charm and character and this year we were blessed with many former rugby players of the 60’s when our former Club President, Neil McKerrow was Captain of the Sedbergh School Football Club. The evening ended with a rendition of three school songs, one of which was the School Rugby Song. It is not a song that has been heard for some time and we were most fortunate that the School Male Voice Choir led the singing...
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MAJOR GENERAL MICHAEL WALSH CB,CBE,DSO,DL HAS DIED AGED 88

Sedberghians will be greatly saddened to hear of the recent death of Michael Walsh (SH 41-44) Former President 1525 Society & Vice President OS Club. A great Gentleman, distinguished Soldier & devoted Sedberghian. There will be a Funeral service for family & close friends shortly, followed by a Memorial Service at Sandhurst in December (date TBC). Our thoughts & prayers are with Angela & the family at this sad time. Read Major General Michael Walsh’s full obituary from the Daily Telegraph on 20/10/15 here 

WW1 COMMEMORATIVE EVENT – 2015 VARSITY RUGBY MATCH THU 10TH DEC

The Varsity Rugby Match organisation are keen to build on last years World War 1 ‘Fallen Blues’ commemorative wreath laying and luncheon event by extending the 2015 event on Thursday 10th December to be a possible school alumni occasion and to continue to focus on the evident relationship building which was such a pleasure to witness. It has been an aim to continue to commemorate in some way throughout the centennial and I very much hope Sedbergh School might continue to be involved. I read with interest the Old Sedberghian Pilgrimage of Remembrance section on your website and hope there...
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HEADMASTER BECOMES OLD SEDBERGHIAN

Sedbergh School has become a leading light in the North of England and pupils of the School now stand at a record five hundred and fifteen. It has gained an outstanding reputation both nationally and internationally. At the same time it has taken bold steps to secure its future with the introduction of the Sedbergh Junior School at Casterton which is also flourishing. In recognition of this outstanding success, and at a time when some other notable public schools are struggling, the Club bestowed a life time honorary membership of the Old Sedberghian Club upon the Headmaster Andrew Fleck at...
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JOHN MORRIS

For the last ten years the Club has been blessed with a truly outstanding Club Treasurer, John Morris. Sadly, at OS Weekend he stepped down for the simple reason that his wife Tessa and himself have recently moved to Tenterden in Kent. He leaves the Club’s finances in excellent order with some sixty thousand pounds of reserves. It is a significant fund and allows me as Chairman to implement the exciting plans we have for the future of the Club. As with Neil McKerrow John has been a great support and a great personal friend. I finish with the words...
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NEIL MCKERROW

This OS Weekend Neil McKerrow concluded his two year tenure as President of the Club. For me personally as Chairman he has been a great personal friend and invaluable support. I can think of no better way of expressing my thanks than to include here the words I said in Powell Hall at the OS Dinner: “As for Neil the Club has been blessed with a most energetic and conscientious President for the last two years. Neil is a man who has served the School and the Club in a number of different ways over the years, all successfully. But...
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A MESSAGE FROM THE HEADMASTER REGARDING THE ‘BROWN BLAZER’

The Brown Blazer is one of the highest awards the the School has made, primarily in the Upper Sixth in recognition of the achievements on the Rugby Pitch, slightly less frequently on the Cricket pitch and very occasionally for shooting. Those who have received Brown Blazers are rightly proud of the acknowledgement and it is always a pleasure to see Old Sedberghians wearing them when they return to School. The eligibility of pupils to be awarded Brown Blazers has been subject of discussion for several years and has elicited strong, sometimes opposing, views. Read the full letter here from the...
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THE OS CLUB STRATEGIC PLAN

The OS Club is approaching an end of an era in that many long standing committed Old Sedberghians are coming to the end of their active involvement.  A new generation are taking over the helm. We have therefore looked afresh at how we deliver value to our members, the details of which are included in our new Strategic Plan which can be found here.  The plan itself is a thirty page document so I have summarised the salient points. We have started by establishing our vision which is: By whatever measure, to be the best alumni association of any public...
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REPORT FROM FORMER HEAD OF SCHOOL TOM ROBINSON’S (P 10-15) TRIP TO UGANDA

I would just like to begin by expressing my appreciation for your generous donation towards my visit to Uganda in September, 2015. I had a meeting with Mr Horsfall in the months leading up to the trip and his support was greatly appreciated. I was appointed Head of School (2014-2015) last year, and one of the privileges is to have a goat…! Unlike Imogen Schofield, I did not warm to the idea of having to take care of one, but I did feel I had to do something, as my Mother runs a charity called ‘The Goat Project’! As the...
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