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10 August

OVs in European Championship & remembering the past

OVs In European championships 2018

We were delighted to see that Alice Wright (S 06-13) was chosen to represent Great Britain in her senior debut at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin this week, where she gained a fantastic 6th place in the women’s 10,000m in a time of 32:37. Alice has just graduated from the University of New Mexico and has recently joined the HOKA ONE ONE Northern Arizona Elite as an athlete. Congratulations Alice!


This week in Glasgow, Hayley Simmonds (Cr 99-06) placed a brilliant 8th place in the women's TT in the 2018 European Championships despite recovering from a serious elbow injury sustained only 7 weeks ago and in difficult, wet conditions. Well done Hayley!





Archives donation and tour

It was a pleasure to welcome back OV Mike Smith (Br 61-71) to King’s as he very kindly donated some of his school physics items to the Archives collection. Head of Alumni Relations, Sophie Borrillo-McLellan and Development Assistant, Alice Evans showed Mike and his wife around King’s as Mike told us some great stories of his time as a pupil. We showed them around the familiar and beautiful school gardens and saw how some of the school buildings including the MFL Block have changed through the years.


Fond memories

Head of Alumni Relations, Sophie Borrillo-McLellan and Development Assistant, Alice Evans had a wonderful time showing OV Alan Bufton (Ch 49-57) around King’s who was visiting Worcester with a friend. It was a lovely day and we were able to enjoy a tour around the school gardens and visit the fantastic Michael Baker Boathouse. We then explored Choir House where Alan boarded as a pupil 60 years ago and enjoyed listening to Alan’s memories of his time at King’s.




Last Saturday, King’s took part in the Worcestershire World War One Hundred Project in Worcester Guildhall at ‘Worcestershire Remembers’, which was an event showcasing activity commemorating the Centenary of the First World War.

Worcestershire World War One Hundred Project received the largest Heritage Lottery Fund Grant outside of London for a project commemorating the First World War. The project commemorates the role Worcestershire played in World War One and is telling the stories of Worcestershire people.  Mark Rogers, together with King’s archivist, Harriet Patrick and King’s sixth form students, is writing a book giving details of all the men on the WW1 and WW2 school memorials.  The intention is to get the book printed for November 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. The OV Committee has kindly agreed to sponsor the printing of this book and the committee was represented on Saturday by Chairman, Richard Underwood (Ch 68-79) who assisted Mark with the exhibition, displaying what Mark has already found. 

Mark said of the event, “It was a great success with over 1,000 people in attendance. We made some good contacts and I had an interesting talk with the Mayor whose son is at King’s.”