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Outstanding OE Reunion Weekend

Friday 15 and Saturday 16 September saw our inaugural Old Elizabethan Reunion Weekend – and what a weekend it was!

We were delighted to welcome over 200 OEs back over the weekend to a number of events, ranging from 1954 leavers to the Class of 2023 – quite a feat!

The weekend kicked-off (or tee’d off!), on Friday with the OE Golf Day at Worcester Golf and Country Club. 36 players joined us on the gloriously sunny morning for a shot-gun start and the chance to win the coveted Biggs Rodway Quaich amongst other prizes, such as the Longest Drive and the Old Elizabethans Golf Cup. It was a pleasure to see so many friends reconnecting on the course and to see new OE connections being made too.

On Saturday we welcomed 40 OEs to Eld Hall for the 50s, 60s and 70s Lunch, a brilliant affair full of lively reuniting, shared memories and a chance to celebrate RGS today. Alumni were thrilled to hear from Headmaster John Pitt about the life of their School today and it was a great pleasure for Scott, Sophie and Helen to see so many friendships reignited but also to see OEs from different eras meeting and sharing their stories of RGS.

After lunch followed tours of School, with over 40 alumni joining us, some who had just enjoyed lunch, and others who were taking part in other events over the weekend. The OEs were showed around ably by our current School Captains and Prefects who received compliments in abundance for delivering such an enjoyable trip down memory lane. Alumni were thrilled to see Perrins Hall, Science, Clock Block and Stephens Hall as well as to enjoy some of the newer facilities on site such as Tom Savage Sports Hall, DT and Computing.

The afternoon also saw us host an alumni gazebo at Flagge Medaow where OEs could join us to watch the RGS 1st XV playing Pate’s Grammar School. We were delighted that so many braved the soggy conditions to enjoy a cup of coffee and biscuits on the pitches where fond memories are held by so many OEs. The score wasn’t what we hoped for as Pate’s secured victory, however everyone thoroughly enjoyed catching up with friends and supporting our players.

Saturday evening saw the final event of the weekend, the black-tie OE Reunion Dinner in Perrins Hall. The hall was filled to the max with laughter and friendship as alumni and former staff reunited for a three-course dinner in beautiful surroundings. Guests enjoyed wonderful piano playing from current pupil Sasha, an update on the amazing support for transformational Bursaries from Foundation Director Scott MacDonald and some words on RGS today from Headmaster John Pitt. OE Philip Serrell (1970-73) was our guest speaker, delighting guests with his memories of RGS and reflecting on the positive impact his time at School had on his life and his career going forward.

There were mass turn-outs from a number of cohorts, including 1989, 1993 and 2003 producing especially impressive numbers.

Such was the fun being had, that carriages at 11pm, fast became carriages at midnight ,with the last stragglers eventually heading reluctantly onto other establishments in town!

From start to finish, the whole Reunion Weekend was a great success, and we can’t wait to start planning the event for next year. A huge thank you to everyone who joined us.

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