Month

July 2017

New Sports Hall to be named the Hirst Centre in Honour of Christopher and Sara Hirst

Christopher Hirst became Headmaster of Sedbergh School in April 1995.  A proud Yorkshireman, it was, nevertheless, a brave decision for an established Headmaster to move to a struggling northern school but it swiftly proved to be an inspired appointment on the part of the Governors.  The School quickly gathered momentum, regaining its sense of purpose and redefining its identity.  Sport flourished, new Teachers transformed the curriculum and the Arts grew in popularity.  Christopher and Sara’s experience of full boarding ensured the development of pastoral care and the social life of the School. In March 2000, Christopher announced that after 475...
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OS MERCHANDISE

OS Broad Striped Silk Tie £25 plus postage OS Pair of Michael Angelo Crystal Flute Glasses £30 plus postage OS Waterman Ballpoint Pen £20 plus postage OS Whiskey Tumbler £12 plus postage Blue lined A5 OS notebook £15 plus postage OS Cufflinks £30 Casterton print £45 Buskholme with OS Internationals £45 including postage 70cm x 50cm Brothers in Arms by Martin Speight £45 including postage 45cm x 32cm The Cloisters by Martin Speight £45 including postage 45cm x 32cm Cricket Field by Martin Speight £45 including postage 42cm x 30cm Buskholme by Martin Speight  £45 including postage 70cm x 50cm...
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15th Battalion Parachute Regiment honour OS Founder

COLONEL ALISTAIR S PEARSON, CB, DSO, OBE, MC, TD On May 6th members of the 15th Battalion Parachute Regiment marched through Glasgow to honour Alistair Pearson (Winder 1930 – 33) who founded the Battalion 70 years ago. The festivities included a service at Glasgow Cathedral, formal parade through the centre of Glasgow and a reception at the Royal Concert Hall. A legendary figure within The Parachute Regiment, Alistair Pearson is regarded by many as one of its finest battalion commanders. By the age of 29 he had commanded two battalions and won 5 gallantry awards in less than two years through...
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Opportunity to Purchase a Luxury Kenyan holiday

An amazing Auction prize has just come up as a final fundraiser for the SSFC 1st XV & U17 rugby tour to Hong Kong & New Zealand on July 19th. We have been donated a Luxury Kenyan Safari & Beach House. (Further details below). This will be a silent auction up until 6pm on Friday the 14th of July. If you are interested please contract Lesley Smith at lesley@tonysmithcoaching.com with any auction bids. With the total cost of this prize being valued at over £20,000 please note there is a reserve of £8000. The dates of travel can be negotiated...
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OSs Andy Symonds (H 94-99) and Sam Fisher (W 96-01) Complete the Bob Graham Round

In 1932 a 42 year old hotelier in Keswick by the name of Bob Graham ran the 66 mile, 27,000 ft. circuit of the highest 42 peaks in the English Lake District within 24 hours. It has since become the test of the super fit and each summer around 100 of the best fell runners attempt to complete the gruelling course within the allotted 24 hours. Only one in three will complete the course within the time, the rest will inevitably be back to try again. In recent months, two Old Sedberghians have completed the Bob Graham Round within the...
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OS Abbie Scott Selected for England’s Women’s Rugby World Cup Squad

England announced their squad for the Women’s Rugby World Cup this week and among them is Old Sedberghian Abbie Scott (R 09-11). Abbie, who plays for Darlington Mowden Park RFU, began her international career in the U20s being part of the squad that won the U20 Nations cup. She successfully went on to debut at senior level in the 2015 Six Nations. Unfortunately, she picked up an injury which kept her out for 15 months but has recently come back onto the international women’s rugby scene in full force. Abbie scored tries in all three matches in the International Women’s...
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ISI Inspection Report

Dear Old Sedberghians, All Schools are Inspected according to a regular schedule and the Senior School was visited by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) between 9th-11th May 2017. Seven Inspectors visited the School over a period of three days and visited lessons, Boarding Houses and activities, reviewed our records, interviewed pupils and staff and assessed pupils’ work in detail. Many parents and pupils also completed questionnaires for the Inspectors. The Inspection covered all areas of compliance and the quality of education and pastoral care that pupils at Sedbergh School receive. The Inspectors determined that Sedbergh School is compliant in all areas...
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