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"The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured"
US Secretary of State Dean Acheson (who was Guest of Honour at the College's first Speech Day in 1958)

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100 Club

The March OW 100 Club draw was carried out at The George Hotel in Swaffham and this month’s winners were:-

John Mayes - resident of Thetford
&
Stephanie Hunter [Lewins] - resident of Kelling near Holt

This month Steve and I were joined by David and Sue Spinks, Sandra Howard, Jon Tolley, Liz [Sasada] and Neil Bishop. Sandra carried out the draw. It was another good evening of ex-pupils who hadn’t met before finding much in common and stories to regale. The bar at The George was a bit “clinical” for a 16th century coaching inn but was friendly and welcoming. A good range of beers were on offer – Woodfordes Nelsons Revenge, Wherry & Adnams Southwold Bitter. A score of 8.0 seems appropriate.

The April draw will be held on Wednesday 20th April 2015 at The Red Lion in Thetford at 8.00pm which is a Wetherspoons establishment – our first visit to one!

Hope to see some of you there.

Best Regards,

Phil Robinson
OW 100 club administrator - Philrobinson55@btinternet.com

 

 
     

 

Established in 2015 this exciting initiative enables former students to re-engage with the college to help the development of young cricketers.

The initiative has the backing of Norfolk Cricket Board and two local clubs, Swardesden and Great Melton.

To date £10,100 has been raised to support the project. This includes £4,020 from a sport England grant to purchase essential equipment (beginners bats and balls for example) and £750 from the OWs to provide the 1st XI kit for 2016.

We are able to provide 400 hours of coaching with the funds raised thus far and the impact has been felt already; girls are training after school on Mondays and Year 7 boys have beaten Langley on their way to the County Cup Finals!

If you would like to be involved in this cricket initiative in any way please get in touch with Justin Smith at the College.

 

 
     

OW Travel Award

Old Wymondhamians Travel Award

The 2015 Award was won by Fergus Cowley who went to Tanzania with Operation Raleigh to work on a project which provides safe water and sanitation to the area. His blogs can be read here:

Blog 1

Blog 2

Blog 3

 

 
     
The College have introduced some new display boards throughout the campus which showcase the history of the College - photos, stories and newspaper articles from the 1940's to today. You can follow a trail from one to another as a timeline throughout the College. The aim is to make current students more aware of the history and also of the Old Wymondhamians. The plan is to refresh the materials from time to time and if you have anything you would like to display please get in touch.  
     
   

March Update

 

More Sad News

We have been informed that Andrew Seeley passed away on the morning of 23rd March peacefully after a period in hospital.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday 26th April at 3.45pm at Earlham crematorium, Norwich. Afterwards at Great Melton cricket club. Club ties please.

Many OWs have sent in tributes which Phil Robinson has put together and which can be read here.

 

Susan Essam

Dorothy Pymer has informed us that Sue has been awarded the Archbishop of Canterbury Lambeth Alphege Award 2016 for Evangelism and Mission. Sue was thrown into running the Music department at WC as a new teacher in 1968 and left for Lincoln Theological College but had a base with her mother in Hingham. For the last 32 years she has been working in Jos, Nigeria with CMS. She is a very worthy recipient of this honour and is returning to the UK to receive it at Lambeth Palace on the 31st March.

 

OW Golf Day - Friday 1st July 2016 - Sprowston Manor

 

Each year Bob Rowell (52-59) organises a Golf Day and Dinner which is open to all Old Wymondhamians.

The event becomes more popular each year and always attracts a large contingent of golfers of varying standards. However, golf is not compulsory and many join later in the day for dinner and an evening of good company.

We have all enjoyed meeting old friends at this annual event and it would great to be joined by any new faces. Steve and Phil will also be carrying out the June OW STAR draw at this event.

Please contact Bob if you would like to attend for the golf, dinner or both - bob.e.rowell@outlook.com

 

 

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College News

Leading Norfolk figure Lady Ralphs passes away at the age of 99
Norwich Evening News

She was governor of Norwich School, Wymondham College and Culford School and was president of the Norwich branch of the United Nations

 

“Do everything you can” to get your children a place at Wymondham ...
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Wymondham College has been included in a list of 20 schools society magazine Tatler claims are the “creme de la creme” of the state sector.

 

 

100 Club Update - OWs in 2013 - Click here for the latest news and for information on how to join.
     
College Heritage Room Click here for more information.  
     
OW's in 2013 David Spinks has written a few words outlining our current situation and a call for new OWs to help with various functions on our Committee which can be found here.  
     

OW Newsletter

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Wymondham College App

The Wymondham College App has been launched and is FREE to download. The app works on Android and Apple iOS devices - tablets, desktops and phones. You can easily flick through pages of the latest Lion newsletter, 6th Form News and Old Wymondhamians newsletter. It is planned to add much more in the coming weeks and months. Just visit the App Store and type in Wymondham College.

 

 

 

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