Annual Georgian Family Day
On Sunday, 23rd June over 400 Georgians gathered at St George’s College for the Annual Georgian Family Day. The day provided a perfect opportunity for Old Georgians to come back to School with their families. There were so many activities for the OGs to enjoy which included a collection of archive material for them to look through, an opportunity to tour the school, catch up with fellow classmates and some former staff, and soak up the atmosphere in the beautiful College grounds . One OG in particular was spotted pointing to his daughter that his name was displayed up on the DOE board, and another OG was delighted to see photographs of his year group in the displays found in the Orchard Hall. We had many current families join this year too and it was wonderful seeing students ranging from Reception right through to our Sixth Form.
We were delighted that over 20 OGs from the Class of 2009 came back to school to celebrate their 10 year school reunion. The school friends enjoyed relaxing on the Orchard Pitch and catching up on each other’s lives while enjoying all the festivities of the day.
For the second year the College grounds were transformed into the St George’s Classic / Sports Car Show. 14 incredibly beautiful cars which were proudly owned by Old Georgians and current parents we displayed around the Orchard Pitch. Some of the cars included a Ferrari, a selection of Jaguars and Austin Martins, a beautiful Rolls Royce, and a WW2 jeep. Thank you so much to our Georgians who exhibited their cars.
Outdoor Academy supplied an exciting selection of activities which included a 26ft climbing wall, 90ft artificial caving system, aerial archery and laser clay pigeon shooting. These all proved incredibly popular and was enjoyed by children and adults of all ages.
During the day we received voluntary donations for the use of the activities and we were really pleased with the £525 raised. This will be donated towards the Activity Centre. Thank you to everyone for their generous support.
Five Sixth Form students raised funds for their 2020 World Challenge Trip by washing cars – well done to them for raising just over £200. Thank you to all our guests for supporting their efforts.
The annual OG vs College tennis match was held on meticulously kept grass courts. The OGs won 5-1 overall but two of the OG victories were by 10-8 in the match tie break so it was a very close match overall lasting more than four hours. More importantly, the standard of play was exceptional and the conduct of all players exemplary.
While on the subject of tennis we would like to congratulate our OG tennis team who have made it through to the semi-finals of the Independent Schools’ Old Boys Lawn Tennis Tournament for the first time in over 25 years. The semi-final competition is due to be held on Sunday July 28th, on home ground.
The annual cricket fixture against the College saw the 1st XI secure a victory over the OGs by seven wickets. Electing to bat, the OGs were skittled out for 228. An unbeaten century from Ollie Rousham saw the College 1st XI home with 3.1 overs remaining. The full scorecard can be seen here http://oldgeorgianscc.play-cricket.com/webs…/results/3761467