Although we were sadly unable to invite parents and families to our Summer Gathering events, we are pleased to be able to share the following videos with you from the end of term events held on the 1 & 2 July.
End of Year Service and Flag Raising - Thursday 1 July 2021
My name is Ruth Ostrovskis-Wilkes and I am the Chair of the Old Abbotsholmians’ Club.
Each year The Club offers an award – the A L Price Science Award - in memory of one of the most remarkable teachers to have taught at Abbotsholme. It is given to a member of the Upper Sixth who is bound for a science-based course at university and who will, it is hoped, further the reputation of Science at Abbotsholme School in the wider world. The award helps the recipient to purchase materials relevant to his or her course in the first term of university.
I was due to be here a year ago, but Covid stopped me.so before I was so rudely interrupted, this is what I was going to tell you.
When I was here,it was still the middle of the last century, only 60 or so years after the school was founded.I was the 1044th boy at the school. I took awaythree things in particular from my school days. I learned my love of openspaces here on what was then a 400 acre farm. It was my first experience of open countryside. I learnt to respectwhere we were and how important the countryside is to all of us.