Former History teacher and Deputy Headmaster William Pyke, who’s career at Bournemouth School spanned almost three decades (1987-2014), has published a book which is now available to pre-order. It focuses on the stories of school alumni from WWI.
His research has also contributed new names to the School’s Roll of Honour.
The minutes from the Association’s AGM on Thursday 1st November can be viewed here:
All Old Bournemouthians are invited to attend the School’s Remembrance Service.
It shall be held at the School on 9th November at 10:00. Guests are asked to contact the School if they are interested in attending.
A recent Daily Echo article makes reference to former History Master and Deputy Head Master William Pyke, who shall be giving an address in the Assembly. He has recently written a book about alumni involvement in WWI. His research has also contributed new names to the School’s Roll of Honour.
The Association has donated £250 to the School to the cover costs of wreaths and materials for a large poppy display that shall be made by pupils.
The AGM is an opportunity for all ex-staff and pupils to contribute to the future direction of the Association. If you think you have something to contribute, please come along.
It shall be held on Thursday 1st November at Bournemouth School,19:00-21:00.
All are welcome.
OB Roger Cowdrey has got in touch and would be interested to hear from any of his contemporaries.
I was at the school from 1958 until 1965 and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. I am now 71 and still operating as an International Consultant, Motivational Speaker and Author, although I now live in Turkey and have done for ten years.
I am busy writing my autobiography in between other work and have got to the period of Bournemouth Grammar School which has brought back many memories. I would be interested to hear from anyone from that period to see what they are up to. I occasionally come back to the UK to see relations and am in Brighton at the beginning of December to lecture at the Brighton University Business School, before heading up to Manchester. So if anyone is about let me know.
Nicky Heavisides has enquired after the whereabouts of his English teacher from the 1980’s, Mr Jordan, who is on the end of the 4th row in the early 1990’s staff photo.
Can anyone help?
Alan Hickling attended the School for just one term in Autumn 1957 after his primary eduction in Summerbee, and is looking to get back in touch with his contemporaries.
Some members of the Association may remember his father, Harold Hickling, who taught at the School on either side of WWII.
My greatest association with Bournemouth School is via my father, Harold Hickling, who taught there from 1928 until January 1958 (apart from the War when he served in France, Africa and India ending Lt Colonel in SEAC). He commanded the OTC before the War and had a long involvement with The Old Bournemouthians Cricket Club.
Bournemouth School continues to grow!
As part of the Headmaster’s initiative to increase the number of students admitted into Year 7 for September 2019, the School will require significant capital investment over time to extend, remodel and refurbish its accommodation. The School is applying through the Selective Schools Expansion Fund to secure such an investment. Dr Lewis, the Headmaster, writes:
The plans are available to view below:
Consultation: Further Information
An open consultation on the proposals is being held until Monday 9th July 2018. Comments can be made through the Bournemouth School website, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by post to Mrs Julie Wheatley (Business Manager) or in person at the open event being held at the School on Thursday 5th July (6.30pm-8.30pm).
Tickets can now be booked for the Annual Dinner on 21st September 2018. Follow the link below:
Old Bournemouthians Dinner Form 2018
Please print the form and return it to the address provided.
A call to arms!
The BSA Cricket Club started life in 1969 as a Bournemouth School staff team, which played games mid-week and on Sundays either at Castle Lane on the school ground or in the surrounding countryside, often in close proximity to a country pub. As time passed and staff left or got older, the club opened its doors to include parents of pupils. With the further passage of time, the staff element of the team disappeared completely and the remit widened further to include Old Boys of the school.
Staff here include Ken Maxted (centre) John Hawkins (seated) and Mike Webb (behind John Hawkins)
Which brings us to 2018, one year short of our half-century. Once again we find ourselves short of sufficient players to field a team and with a real doubt as to whether we can make it to 50 years.
If there are any Old Boys out there who would like an occasional, or regular game on a Sunday afternoon (no mid-week matches these days) please get in touch with me on 01202 248211. We play most of our matches away, within an hour of Bournemouth, with a rare home game at Hurn Bridge Sports Club. Rockbourne, Wimborne, Bryanston School and Shillingstone are just some of the venues we hope to be visiting this summer. Our next game is June 3rd. We play most Sundays excluding Bank Holidays.
Hoping to hear from some of you.
Graham Jones (BSA President)