September 2017


Innovation in careers education is vital for schools, ensuring that beyond academic, musical or sporting life pupils will be set up to carve the futures they aspire to. With this in mind, former Director of Sport at Durham School Ben Mason launched globalbridge in 2016. Here he explains why Sedbergh School’s involvement from the beginning has been so influential. Globalbridge is a one of a kind product in education. It often takes innovative schools to lead the charge with new ideas, and I am pleased to say Sedbergh School were in from the start. It has been designed to give...
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Sedbergh School announces a new Rong Qiao–Sedbergh School in Fuzhou, China

Dear Old Sedberghians Rong Qiao Sedbergh School, Fuzhou, China Many of you will know that we have been exploring overseas initiatives, this work has been undertaken by Sedbergh School International Limited (SSIL).  Now, we are pleased to share with you the news that next week we will travel to Fuzhou, China to sign a Contract on behalf of SSIL with the Rong Qiao Group.  An official Signing Ceremony including representatives from the British Department for Trade and Industry and the Chinese Ministry of Education will take place on 28 September. Sedbergh School, in the UK, will support the development and...
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OS Abbie Scott helps England’s Red Roses to the Women’s Rugby World Cup Final

Old Sedberghian Abbie Scott (R 09-11) was part of the England team who came close to defending their Women’s Rugby World Cup Title in Ireland this Summer. Unfortunately, they were defeated by an impressive New Zealand side in the final with a final score of 41-32 on 26th August. Abbie excelled individually and was the player  with “the most prolific at turnovers”. Women’s Rugby has never had so much interest from the public with it being “broadcast to more countries over the world than ever before.” We are watching with interest at what’s to come next.

September Message From The Chairman

The years seem to revolve rather quickly at my age and last week the annual clock struck for our ‘OS weekend’ at Sedbergh. As always, this encourages the great and the good, the faithful, and the inquisitive to return to their Alma Mater for a weekend of festivities. It was a big turn out with John Spencer, a favoured son of Sedbergh, speaking at the evening dinner about his time with the British Lions. ‘I remember when rugby was dangerous and sex was safe. Now rugby is safe and sex is dangerous’; This, and other great insights added humour and...
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A Personal Pilgrimage

In 2014 Rob Taylor, Headmaster of Cargilfield School in Edinburgh, learnt that Francis Renton (S 1901 – 1905) would be honoured as part of the Old Sedberghian Pilgrimage. As well as being a Sedberghian Renton was a pupil of Cargilfield School. As Rob’s son Andrew is a pupil in Evans House, Renton’s significance as a link between the two schools is particularly poignant to Rob. Rob and Andrew set off on 25th July to cycle 225 miles from Cargilfield to Sedbergh, stopping en route to visit Renton’s home town of Eyemouth. They planned to continue by train and ferry to...
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