Chapel window project begins
Oswestry School is calling on the community for ideas as it looks forward to an anniversary celebration which will be marked with the creation of a special stained glass window.
The school’s Victorian chapel will be 150 years old next year and an appeal has been launched to restore the building to its former glory.
Part of the project will involve the commissioning of a new window and ideas on what should be included in its design are being welcomed.To see published article click here (Shropshire Star)
Sixth Form welcomes local MP
Mr Paterson met members of the Lower and Upper Sixth, including pupils from the Government and Politics group for lunch.
After lunch members of the English Department's Journalism Club interviewed the MP for an article which will appear in the new ‘Osmopolitan’ magazine.To see published article click here (Shropshire Star)
Bellan's harvest festival donations to foodbank
Pupils from Oswestry School’s prep department have boosted the larder of the town’s foodbank by donating goods from their harvest festival celebrations.
Bellan House is a long-time supporter of the foodbank which provides meals for needy people in the Oswestry and borders area.
Children from the school took in a variety of food for their recent harvest service which was then passed on to the foodbank to be distributed locally.
Oswestry embraces Twitter
The Shropshire Star ran a feature on how people and organisations used Twitter to reach out to a wide audience.
With the School itself, Douglas Robb and the Old Oswestrian Society all having accounts, it was only natural that the Star wanted to find out more....
Oswestry's Under 11 football stars
A group of footballers made Oswestry School history when they finished top of their group in a recent six-a-side tournament for Under 11s.
Laurie Bowen, Owen Jones, David Villafane, Matthew Davies, Lloyd Edwards and Daniel Haycocks from Bellan House - the school's preparatory department - travelled to Ellesmere College for the competition.
Oswestry School Open Day
Oswestry School will be holding an open day this week to welcome the families of prospective pupils for a tour of the building and to meet members of staff.
The school will open its doors on Saturday, October 6 from 9.30am to 2pm when visitors will be given the opportunity to meet the headmaster Douglas Robb, other teachers and current students.
Pupils will be on hand to give a tour of the school and to provide information on the facilities available.To see published article click here (Shropshire Star)
Flexibility at Oswestry School
Is there any school in the area which offers such parent-friendly and flexible hours as Oswestry School?
Or one which provides as wide a variety of after-school clubs and activities?
These were the themes for some excellent editorial coverage in various publications.
Rhys leads golf tour
Congratulations to Rhys Edkins on his outstanding success on the golf course.
Rhys, who's in Year 8 at Oswestry School, is currently leading the Mid Wales Junior Golf Tour.
Scott and Sean Vallely run to raise money for charity
Oswestry School’s head boy joined forces with his father to raise more than £1,100 for the Powys-based Evie’s Dream charity by taking part in this year’s Great North Run.
Oswestry School pupil Scott Vallely, along with his father Sean, donned their running shoes to take part in the popular half marathon which kicked off in Newcastle earlier this month.
“Our school’s Sixth Form Social Enterprise Club chose to support the Evie’s Dream charity and a quiz evening had already raised more than £500,” said Scott.
“So it was great to be able to complete the Great North Run with my dad to add over £1,100 to those fundraising efforts.”
Oswestry in Bloom accolades
New faces at Bellan House
Fiona's ballet distinction
We were delighted when Fiona Newman gained distinction in Level Two in Grade Four Ballet from the Royal Academy of Dance.
Wifi hits Oswestry
Staff and pupils at Oswestry School are being kitted out in the classroom with the latest technology after extensive work was carried out on site over the summer holidays.
Tim Jefferis, one of the school’s deputy heads and an IT expert, said that Oswestry School had invested heavily in a project to bring WiFi to the whole campus.
“The aim was that by the start of the autumn term the campus would be fully WiFi enabled so that both pupils and teachers could make better use of the internet,” said Mr Jefferis, who is Deputy Head (Academic) at Oswestry.
Improved A Level results
The headmaster of Oswestry School said he was “delighted” with the results achieved by A Level students this year with 35% of the school’s leavers achieving A* or A grades.
Douglas Robb said there was a marked improvement on the results in 2011 with most pupils meeting expectations and several others surpassing them.
Students at Oswestry School achieved some “outstanding” GCSE results this year with pupils scoring a high number of A*- A grades.
The school was also celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate.
Around 40 per cent of the grades were A* or A, while 82 per cent of the grades were A*-C grade.To see published article click here (Oswestry and Border Counties Advertizer)
Summer soccer course a triumph
A special summer soccer course which took place at Oswestry School ended this week with organisers labelling it as “hugely successful”.
Summer Soccer Week was held at the school between August 20-23 for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 14.
Record numbers took part and included pupils at Oswestry School as well as youngsters from the local community.To see published article click here (Oswestry and Border Counties Advertizer)
Oswestry Show veggie display winners
Two pupils from Oswestry School’s prep department made a right royal impression by scooping first place with their creative skills at Oswestry Show.
The royal themed competitions saw Haydn Cook take first place with his corgi in the eight years old and under section which invited youngsters to create a member of the royal family using vegetables.
Also on a winning streak was fellow Bellan House pupil Kizzy Lumley-Edwards who also took first place in the 9 to 11 age group with her royal street party in a seed tray.To see published article click here (Oswestry and Border Counties Advertizer)
Daisy runs to victory
Year 12 student Daisy Tickner ran brilliantly in the Schools County Championship, coming first in the 800m and second in the 400m.
Joe's success and ESB stars
An Oswestry School student will be jetting off to the States later this month after being chosen to take part in a global conference.
Year 12 pupil Joe Collinge will be taking in the sights of Washington DC and New York as part of the Global Young Leaders Conference.
Also, Oswestry School is celebrating its best results in exams set by the national English Speaking Board aimed at furthering communication skills.
A total of 97 pupils sat the exam with 57 gaining a distinction, 37 a merit plus, two a merit and one a good pass.
Students boost Britain in Bloom hopes
A group of Oswestry School students rolled up their sleeves as part of the Community Action Project.
They were helping to spruce up an eyesore patch of land in the town ahead of the arrival of Britain in Bloom judges.