The Association annual dinner was held on Friday 10th March in the Stamford Hall at the School. The number of guests attending was similar to the previous year – circa 70 in total – a mixture of staff, current prefects, recent Old Boys and some not-so-recent Old Boys.
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As I am sure some of you are aware, Sue Knowles who taught Biology at our school sadly died after a long illness. She was a lovely lady and a committed teacher and was married to Keith Knowles who was Head of Science at AGSB. Sue and Keith’s children David (an old boy) and Sarah Knowles are running the London Marathon in 2017 and are choosing to support the Proton Beam Centre building project at The Christie as this treatment can be used to treat brain tumours which is the type of cancer that Sue was suffering from.
They need to raise £4,000 and I hoped that some of the Old Boys might want to show their support for the Knowles family by sponsoring them. I know that some might feel they want to contact the family, however may I ask that they are left to come to terms with their loss….messages can be left on the Virgin giving page in order that you can show your support and best wishes.
You can search on the Virgin Money Giving page by putting in David Knowles name or by using the following link:
The Meeting was held at 7.30 pm in room S1 at School. Thanks to Brian Clark for taking the photograph.
The Headmaster treated us to a glass of wine and nibbles!
Next year’s AGM will be held on Wednesday 8th November 2017.
Friday 8th July saw the School celebrating Founder’s Day at St Mary’s Church in Bowdon. Guest of Honour was Baroness Susan Williams of Trafford.
The O.A.A. was represented by Colin Bamford, Steve Perrett and Kenneth Lea.
The theme of the service was Tolerance and Diversity, and this was strongly reflected in the addresses given by the Headmaster and Baroness Williams, as well as in the six readings made by boys from year 7 to year 12.
Boys also performed two violin solos and a sinfonietta which were well up to the high standard we’ve come to expect from the pupils of Miss E De Jesus.
The current practise of celebrating the Foundation of the School was revived by Bill Firth when he was Chair of Governors. Tim Gartside took the decision that it should be biennial, thus making each occurrence rather more special.
This year’s Old Boys Cricket Match was played on Monday 4th July.
The School Staff batted first and set the Old Boys a target of 98 runs to win.
Scott Meakin was dismissed by a tricky ball, which hit him in the eye for his troubles.
Unfortunately, rain prevented the completion of the Old Boys innings, even though they had made a very promising start.
The players sheltering from the rain under the eaves of the Grammar and enjoying sandwiches and a few beers after the game!
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