May 2017

Career support needed

There are a number of pupils who are currently looking for work internships/experience over the summer in the following areas: Architecture Finance Environmental Science and Conservation Business If you feel you may be able to offer support please get in touch with Benjamin Collins at The School and the Old Sedberghian Club will be hosting a Careers Fair for the Lower 6th form on Wednesday 14th June. If there are any OSs who have experience of careers in wealth management or property who would like to come and deliver a seminar, we would be extremely grateful. Please get in...
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OS/Foundation House of Commons Dinner is a Sell Out

All tickets have now sold out for the dinner on Friday 17th November at the House of Commons however there is still some availability for sponsorship. The House of Commons Dinner provides a limited number of individuals with the opportunity to take advantage of this platform to promote their own organisation by sponsoring one or more elements of the event (the drinks reception, the 3 courses of the meal or the whole event). The Sponsorship benefits for you are: •  2 free tickets to the event •  Advertisement in the Dinner Menu and Programme •  Promotion on School websites, social media and e-newsletters...
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Work Begins on the School’s Next Generation Sports Centre

Construction of the sports centre began last week; the largest project in Sedbergh since Powell Hall was built in 1904. It will become a new hub for sporting life at Sedbergh School and will also be available for community use. The photos show a huge trench being dug – there are major services including mains drainage that run through the site that have to be diverted. Work will soon start on moving the 20,000 tons of boulder clay out of Sedgwick Mound onto a field near Riverside which will eventually create additional playing surfaces. The Centre will provide a double court for netball,...
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Dear Old Sedberghian, Following our highly successful and most enjoyable visits to Mons in August 2014, Gallipoli in October 2015, and the Somme in September 2016, this year the focus of our Pilgrimage will be Ypres and Arras. We have teamed up again with Cultural Experience, one of the market leaders in the provision of high quality, expert led military history tours, and I am delighted to announce that we will once again have the benefit of the services of Dr Bruce Cherry whose extraordinary knowledge and enthusiasm kept us enthralled during the Somme and Gallipoli Pilgrimages. The itinerary has...
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OSs were few and far between for the 2017 trip to Lancashire this year. Notwithstanding, the weather was in great form, we were playing 5 fantastic courses, and we were all determined to enjoy ourselves. The first day’s play was at Southport and Ainsdale for Miles Moffat and Barry Aitken, hosted by Christopher Walker, and at Royal Lytham for Andrew Mawby and Mike Grundy, hosted by Donald Mackay – two challenging courses and not surprisingly, both hosts came out on top. All 6 played at Ormskirk the following day where Christopher Walker was in great form again, and then Barry...
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Peter Meadows (1936-2017)

Memorial Service There will be a memorial service to celebrate the life of Peter on Saturday 15th July at Sedbergh. OSs are warmly invited to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please find below more information about the day: 12pm- 1pm Lunch in Queen’s Hall 1pm Walk up Winder 3pm Tea and Coffee served in Queen’s Hall 4:30-5:30 Memorial Service 5:30 Drinks and canapés served in Queen’s Hall

May Message from the Chairman

Dear Friends, Chums, Siblings of Sedbergh, I trust the world is treating you well. I am sometimes asked what the Club subscriptions are used for and what you as members receive in return. There are many initiatives which are all part of our drive to be the best alumni association of any school in the country. As part of this we are making great strides in supporting the careers of our new alumni as they leave the school. The Club now has online facilities which presents their CV’s to large corporates. In this we are one of the first school...
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Visit of King George V to Sedbergh School – May 19th 1917

As Britain reeled from the news that 14 British drifters had been sunk off the coast of Italy, King George Vth toured the north of England recognising factories, schools and businesses who were contributing to the war effort. Before visiting Sedbergh School King George Vth and his wife Mary stopped in Carlisle to tour the Territorial Army Drill Hall on Strand Road. The building had been converted by Theodore Carr of the famous Carr’s biscuits to become a munitions factory. Businesses in the town were encouraged to donate machinery that was converted for use making 18lb. artillery shells. The efforts...
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