December 2018

Sedbergh Win 2018 Daily Mail Trophy

The 1st XV have won the SOCS Daily Mail Trophy for the second year running with another outstanding, unbeaten season. The triumphant squad completed a second successive undefeated campaign by overcoming an inspired Llandovery College 12-7 in the wind and the rain last weekend in Wales. It extends Sedbergh’s winning streak to 37 games in all competitions, with their one and only defeat in the last three years coming in 2016. ‘I’m very proud of the whole squad,’ commented head coach Simon Mulholland. ‘They work very hard especially our pack who include six boys who are in the lower sixth. They will be back next year.’...
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Zeke (Edward Stuart) Smith (E 46-50)

Sadly Zeke Smith (E 46-50) passed away on the 2nd November. At School Zeke was a School Prefect from 1949, Under Officer in O.T.C and was awarded House Colours in rugby as Captain of the 1st XV in 1949. Pictured: Zeke (centre) as Captain of the 1st XV in 1949. He was actively engaged with the School after leaving and had several roles within the OS Club, including a term as OS Club President from 1999-2002. He was a 1525 Society member and generously gave to School projects including the Cloisters renovation, the Roger Lupton Scholarships and the archive digitisation project in 2010. Along with his wife Yvonne, he...
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November/December 2018 OS News

Births: Atticus Collins, born to Katie & Ben Collins (P 97-02) (pictured above) Ophelia Duffy, born to Alicia & Jason Duffy (P 00-04) Benjamin Lidiard, born to Naomi & Jonathan Lidiard (E 95-00) India Richardson, born to Emma & Jonathan Richardson (R 06-08) Arthur Urmston, born to Lauren & Paul Urmston (P 02-07) Romilly Watson, born to Sarah & Geoffrey Watson (E 89-94) Honorary OS Status was awarded to the following at the OS AGM on November 10th, for services to the School and the OS Club: Mr. Jim Fisher Mr. Dan Harrison Mrs. Yvonne Smith Ms. Karen Bruce-Lockhart It’s been quite a month...
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OS Hockey Team Come Close Again In Cheltenham

Our OS Girls Hockey Team were one of eight schools invited back to participate in the special Dean Close Sixes tournament in Cheltenham on October 21st. After debuting with a spectacular runner’s up performance last year, the squad this year comprised of captain Emilia Tyser (L 11-16), Ellie Thompson (C 13-14), Kayleigh Debil (L 03-08), Melissa Sproul (L 13-16), Becky Glen (R 07-12), goal-keeper Laura Batty (R 10-15), Immy Newcome (L 02-07), Eliza Hodgson (C 13-16) and Sophie Bolton (L 03-08). The team made a strong start, finishing unbeaten on top of their group with 2-0 and 3-1 victories over King Henry VIII School and Malvern College respectively and a 1-1...
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Volunteers Needed to Run in the 2019 London Marathon for Afghanaid

  As some of you may remember, Sedbergh School had a fantastic team of runners that took part in the 2017 London Marathon, raising money for the charity Afghanaid. Afghanaid is again on the hunt for runners to take part in 2019 and as a lesser known charity they really struggle to find recruits. The London Marathon, which will be on Sunday, April 28th next year, is an incredible experience and the Afghanaid London team is on hand every step of the way to support runners with their fundraising and training. The minimum fundraising target is £1,500, and with dedication,...
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OS Golf- Grafton Morris Finals and OS vs Old Wellingtonians

Sedbergh School Grafton Morrish Finals 2018 Introduction The Grafton Morrish is an annual golf tournament contested by public schools from all over the UK. The format is scratch foursomes with each team fielding 3 pairs of former school members. Sedbergh have tasted success in the past, winning the title on a number of occasions, however sadly not for a good few years. More recently however there have been signs of a revival in both form and fortunes with appearances in the final of the plate and the quarterfinals of the main competition. I have been lucky enough to play in...
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Sedbergh Girls Hockey 1st XI Continue Fine Form

The first XI Hockey Team continue to go from strength to strength and have enjoyed an excellent season, winning 14/20 games across various competitions with just three losses. A streak of 11 wins contributed to their progression into the 4th Round of the Investec Girls Schools U18 Tier 1 Championships, a newly formed national knock-out competition featuring 100 teams from across the country. Teams play in three regional areas up to the quarter final stage when the draw will go open. Under the captaincy of Issy Chamberlain (L), the squad advanced to the final stage of the Northern section (4th Round) with a trio of convincing wins over the last...
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Invitation for OS to play in the OS/Anti-Assassins vs Cambridge University Match

We are looking for rugby players who can play in this famous fixture: The Anti-Assassins/OS v Cambridge University 1st XV at Grange Road Wednesday 23rd January 2019 7.30pm KO -Team bus from Sedbergh (we can pick up players on route) -Hotel accommodation provided -Dinner followed by a night out If you are interested please contact Ben Collins:

Inviting all OS to participate in the Alumni Wimbledon Race

Calling OS Runners to participate in the annual Alumni Cross Country Race in London which will be on Saturday, December 15th this year. This is a long standing race hosted by Thames for old boys of schools with strong cross country running traditions. It started in 1953 and has grown in popularity, now attracting around 300 runners from around 60 schools. The course of 5 miles on Wimbledon Common is a shortened version of the Blues Race course. All ages are welcome. Seventy year olds compete with eighteen year olds – the fastest time is usually close to 25 mins...
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Chronicles from the Archives: The Impact of the Great War on Sedbergh School

When war was declared in July 1914, Sedberghians were encouraged to perform their duty. The Archbishop of York, speaking at the 1914 summer prize-giving, prompted boys to join the Territorial Forces. Colonel Riddell, who conducted an O.T.C inspection in the same month, commented that he hoped that each member would ‘render a man’s service to his country’. Sedberghian leavers joined the military in large numbers – 1,258 are known to have served in the War. The Officers’ Training Corp, a precursor of the CCF, provided boys with training in trench-digging, devising routes, defensive tactics, bayonet fighting and marching. The training...
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OS Weekend – A Hundred Years of History

Each year we return to the School to meet old friends, reminisce, to tell our partners and children embellished stories of our youth, enjoy perhaps a glass of wine or beer, watch the sport, climb Winder, listen to the singing in Chapel, laugh, bump into old masters, and generally remember the spirit of Sedbergh. This year, with our weekend set to coincide with Remembrance Weekend, the returning members of our tribe encountered an altogether different experience. By bringing these two special events into the one occasion we were able to celebrate the end of our Pilgrimage, a unique and fantastic...
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