The school was in good voice with a rousing rendition of the School hymn, "Gaude, plebs redemptionis" and a number of musical pieces from Bellan House, the Middle School and the newly formed staff choir.
The Archdeacon delivered an excellent sermon on the need to inspire young minds and challenge intellectual boundaries. For this year the service doubled as a memorial for Martin Thorpe (Honorary OO), who died earlier this year. His sons James and Thomas read a prayer and lesson during the service.
Over ninety Old Oswestrians and invited guests then enjoyed a lunch in the Peter Humphreys Centre, which was then followed by an afternoon sports programme.
On the girls side the Old Oswestrians won the netball match 21-12 and the School won the hockey 6-0.
On the boys side the 1st XI won 4-1 and the 2nd XI drew 2-2 with the Old Oswestrians.
The AGM at the Wynnstay Hotel was very well attended and included a very productive debate on the future of the OO Society and the format of Founder's Day.
The day finished with the Annual Dinner with guest speaker, former Headmaster, Frank Gerstenberg (1974-85). Many OO's from that time were delighted to see their Headmaster and his wife Val, who joined us from Scotland.
Headboy Douglas Laundy proposed the toast to the Old Oswestrians and this year's President, Mike Longshaw (1971-74) replied.