The annual Summer Reunion got off to a great start with numerous OPs descending on the archive room to look through old photographs, magazines and sporting records. This was particularly pertinent for the leavers of ’67, ’87 and ’97 who were all reuniting for their respective 50-year, 30-year and 20-year school leaving anniversaries.
After lunch in the dining hall, during which the headmaster, Mark Ronan, gave a warm welcome and brief address, cricket resumed, tennis matches started and school tours got underway.
Chemistry teacher, David Dyson, lead the tour for the ’97 leavers whilst former Head of Art, Peter Edwards, was pleased to take the groups into the Art & Design Centre to say a final farewell to the ‘fun palace’ before it is demolished to make way for the new Art & Design building currently taking shape alongside it. Everyone seemed impressed with the changes and improvements to the campus that have taken place over the last few years and as the tours progressed, the reminiscing was in full flow!
After tea in the dining hall, guests departed, happy that they had taken the plunge and returned to school for the reunion.
To view photographs from the day, please click here.
To read the OP Cricket Report please click here.
To read the OP Tennis and The 3rd Edmund-Loten Inspire Tennis Trophy Competition Reports, please click here.
The date for next year’s event will be announced soon!
Significant year group reunions will be:
2008 – 10 years
1998 – 20 years
1993 – 25 years
1988 – 30 years
1978 – 40 years
1968 – 50 years
1958 – 60 years
1948 – 70 years
… but you don’t have to wait for a significant leaving anniversary to have a reunion! If you would like to get together with your contemporaries, please contact Rachel in the OP office who will be happy to help.