As you know, Steve Fairclough is retiring at the end of this term, and the Abbotsholme Parents' Association is organising an afternoon of entertainment and fun for him and Heather at school on Sunday 2nd July. This date had already been chosen for the OAs versus School cricket match, and the APA would love as many OAs as possible - particularly those who had been here with Steve - to come to school that afternoon to watch the cricket, to join in with some mixed rounders and to be a part of the festivities which will take place in and around the marquee on the lawn in front of school. The final event of the afternoon will be a licensed bar and hog roast (or vegetarian alternative!) for everyone.
Come back to Abbotsholme this December, and sing Christmas carols with us in Chapel!
Here is your chance not only to re-live what is, for many Old Abbotsholmians, some very happy memories – but to bring your families along, too. Much of what you have told them of your school days must puzzle them: what was an MoD? how can anyone study in Marmalade? who did you say this Radiant Lover was? what on earth were ACAs? why were you a Red? did the whole school really go off hiking for three days each year? The Carol Service is your chance to bring them to Abbotsholme, where they can visit some of your old haunts – and you can relive your schooldays for an afternoon, listening to the age-old readings and, under the kindly gaze of the Radiant Lover himself, joining in with the traditional carols you know so well.