The Old Grovian Reunions that are organised over the year are always very well attended and often very lively affairs!
Throughout the year, we host a variety of events including lunches, drinks, a golf day, sports fixtures and a networking evening. Each December, we hold a Leavers’ reunion for our newest Old Grovians, who are invited to return to school to catch up with friends. We hope to get together again soon. Watch this space for reunion updates.
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OLD GROVIAN WEEKEND – 9-10th November 2019
We were delighted to welcome close to 100 OGs over the weekend including a number from the class of ’91 who we gather enjoyed a rather fluid evening on Saturday! Particular thanks go to Reverend Atkins and the Grove musicians who put together a poignant service of remembrance and thanks too to the convenors of the very competitive Old Grovian sports teams!
OGA London Reunion September 2019
Another convivial evening at Doggetts Coat and Badge on the Thames. Great to see many of the “usual suspects” in attendance along with some first time attenders, in several cases rallied by Gbenga Rotimi. Star of the evening was Geoffrey Newton who enthralled the gathering with his recollections of Grove life before and during the Second World War, including Royal visits and what were likely ration breaking celebrations when Dr Towlson (and thus the School) were elected into HMC membership. Thanks to all who attended – an awesome “cross generational” event!
Towards the end of June, we host our annual Old Grovians Summer Reunion and Family Funday.
This reunion has evolved over the years into a much-loved family event where Old Grovians join with staff, current pupils and their families to enjoy a glorious weekend packed with cricket, tennis, children’s entertainment and music. Set in the beautiful grounds of Woodhouse Grove, this is a wonderful celebration to close the Academic Year.
Leeds Drinks – June 2019
Brainchild of the current OGA Chair, Faye Hutchinson, Thursday 13th June saw the hosting of the inaugural Leeds Reunion Drinks at the Lamb and Flag in Leeds.
Despite the relentless downpour, it was a lovely evening and a great chance for some reconnections both old and new!
WGS Foundation Golf Day – May 2019
We were delighted to welcome 11 four balls to Headingley Golf Club on Friday 17th May. The weather held out and the introduction of a Halfway House proved a popular addition to the day. A more informal evening format was introduced where attendees were invited to a roast sandwich and buffet followed by a healthy putting competition which raised some much needed funds and garnered the worthy winner a healthy magnum of Champagne! Well done to current parent Tim Liptrott and his team who were worthy winners and walked away with the top prize and a winning score of 95 and to Alistair Davison who was the winner of the putting competition.
Manchester and Cheshire Reunion – April 2019
Tuesday 30 April 2019 saw the 87th Manchester and Cheshire reunion held at the Malmaison Hotel just a few yards from Piccadilly Station. Amongst the group seated around the table were contributors both past and present to Xaipete and a few had brought along some fascinating documents and photographs dating back several decades. Plenty of stories were told, reminiscences shared, and the current OGA chair, Faye Hutchinson, spoke sincerely about the ongoing importance of keeping our connections going. James Lockwood gave an informative update on the current status of both the School and the national perspective. Roger Howard then spoke about the ongoing work of the Foundation. The date is already confirmed for 2020 so get Tuesday 28th April into your diaries!
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