Month

January 2016

SNOW COMES TO SEDBERGH

The first real snow fall in Sedbergh came on 16/01/2016. Below are various photos from around the School and the Howgills.

OS KEN WOOLLEY’S (SH 1941-45) TRIBUTE

The OS Club was saddened to hear of the death of Kenneth Woolley (SH 1941 – 45) and pay tribute here to a true Sedberghian. Ken dedicated much of his life to Rugby. At Sedbergh he played on the XV during two unbeaten seasons in 1943 and 1944. In 1944 he formed part of the School House XV who were joint winners of the House Rugby Cup with Winder. Ken began playing for Blackburn Rugby Union Football Club whilst still at Sedbergh and went on to be Club Captain in 1952/3 later being elected to the roles of President and...
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HONOURS AWARDED TO OS’s

Andrew (Andy) J Baxendine (SH70-74) was awarded the OBE for services to defence in 2014’s New Year’s Honours.  * James R C Lupton CBE (P68-72) has been made a Life Peer in the House of Lords in the Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours.  He has taken the title of Baron Lupton of Lovington The Hon Sir Richard McCombe (P66-70) has been awarded an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  * Andrew Robertson OBE (E56-61), President of the 1525 Society, has received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Glasgow.  The ceremony took place last June on Commemoration...
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LATEST SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS & MATCH REPORTS

Visit the links below for a round of of sports results and reports for fixtures week ending 25/01/16. Full results and reports for 25/01/16 for Girls Sports fixtures Full results and reports for 25/01/16 for Boys Sports fixtures

THE 9 STAR PROGRAMME AT SEDBERGH

The concept of 9 STAR at Sedbergh, a new programme launching for our top academic scholars in Year 9, captured the imagination of a cohort of our teachers, many of whom found that their intellectual interest had been satisfied only when they went to study at Oxford or Cambridge University, or other leading universities. These teachers wish that they had experienced this opportunity when they were in Year 9 and have driven the content of this unique academic course. Find out more by clicking here

AUCTION FOR 2016 SCHOOL HOCKEY & NETBALL TOURS

Dear Old Sedberghian, In July 2016 Sedbergh girls senior hockey and netball teams will be touring South Africa. Our charity project for this tour will be the provision of a sporting facility in a township school in Port Elizabeth (through the United Through Sport charity www.unitedthroughsport.org ) which the girls will visit during their stay whilst some of the funds raised will also go towards the tour. Three years ago we built the only hard netball court in 80 township schools in Port Elizabeth. Please see the link below to view an amazing Silent Auction Catalogue with a huge range...
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ARCHIVE DONATION INSPIRES NEW SHOOTING TROPHY

Sedbergh School is aware of only two OS’s who have died on military service since the end of WW2. A collection of papers belonging to one of these men, Graham Scott (P 1943- 45), was donated to the archive in January. We are most grateful to have Scott’s life and sacrifice drawn to our attention and have created a new award in his memory. Scott was very active in the CCF while at Sedbergh and won shooting awards in both school age and adult competitions. In 1945 he won a national News of the World shooting competition. He went on...
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FREAK STORM FORCES OS CHARLIE SMITH TO END TREK

A freak storm that hit Iceland caused OS Charlie Smith to end the epic trek he was leading across the island’s barren, snowy wilderness. Expedition leader Charlie and The Coldest Crossing team had hoped to complete the first midwinter, unsupported crossing of Iceland on an 18-day, 250-mile journey through “one of the most extreme environments on earth”. Read the full article in local press here

STRONG IDENTITY FUELS SURGE IN SEDBERGH SUCCESS

Reporting the largest pupil roll since its foundation nearly 500 years ago, Sedbergh School’s headmaster Andrew Fleck puts steady growth and a recent surge in demand for places down to a strong identity and character. A geologist, experienced sailor and ocean canoeist, Andrew Fleck moved from Ashville College in Harrogate to Sedbergh, in 2011. He said: “Following our strongest exam results in years, significant investment in the infrastructure of the school, and with the highest number of Old Sedberghians in touch with the school than at any other time, enquiries have risen steadily. At the start of the next academic...
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REVIEW OF THE OS ANNUAL NEWSLETTER

This is the time of year when the postman comes struggling up the drive armed with a large compendium, and thereafter spends ten minutes or so trying to post it through the letter box. Exhausted, he rings the door bell and you are handed the annual Old Sedberghian Newsletter. The Newsletter started out some years ago as a double sided piece of A4, and during Nigel Horsfall’s tenure as Club Secretary it grew into a comprehensive annual. But times have changed and as a Club we must keep pace. The rise of the internet means that we send out a...
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