OP John Treherne (58-67) was in school on Monday 31 March and Tuesday 1st April 2014 to examine for the Associated Board music exams.
He was present at the 450th Minster service and was assistant to the organist on the day. He was the first boy in the school to achieve music diplomas during his time at school. He went on to Newcastle University and is now an examiner and professional harpsichordist. He was awarded the MBE for services to music education in the Queen’s 80th birthday honours list.
Music teacher, Chris Thornton-Holmes, commented “As a new teacher to the school it was fascinating to find out so much about Pocklington School through the eyes of John who recounted stories of his time here as a pupil while I showed him around. It was purely by chance but very apt that an OP was appointed to examine here during the quincentenary year.”