Bromsgrove School

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  • Category: Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Church of England
  • Roll: 444 (Boys) 288 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 13 - 18 years
  • Founded: 1553

General Information

Pupils come to Bromsgrove not just because A Level and International Baccalaureate are taught superbly, but because sport is phenomenal and the arts fizz. It’s a passionate place with a dash of pizzazz to boot. With over 500 full time boarders from the age of 7, life at Bromsgrove is exciting and challenging. The Saturday activity programme (we have no Exeat weekends) allows pupils to participate in a huge variety of extra-curricular activities.

Facilities

Bromsgrove Senior and Prep School lie in one hundred acres of grounds with grass pitches galore. A newly built sports arena big enough for eight badminton courts and with seating for 500 is of a national standard and this together with a refurbished indoor swimming pool, new dance studios, hospitality suite for post match teas and other functions sits alongside our existing sports facilities: two sports halls with climbing walls, two floodlit astroturfs, squash courts, tennis and netball courts, extensive grass pitches and a 400 metre running track (at the adjacent Ryland Centre). The superb Outdoor Education facility of Upton Warren is a mere five minute drive away, and there pupils can engage in a host of activities from sailing and kayaking to climbing and ropework.

The school has invested over £22 million in building and development since 1994 and recent additions include a £2.5 million Art, Design & Technology building, an impressive Library and resources centre and a campus-wide broadband ICT network providing over 500 PCs for pupil use. Bromsgrove has probably built more boarding houses in the last few years than any other School in the country. Two new girls’ boarding houses and a new Prep School boarding house were completed in 2012, two new Sixth Form wings in 2013 and two more boys’ houses have been fully refurbished. Academic results are outstanding and Bromsgrove now offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma as an alternative to A-Levels, pupils have a genuine choice.

Entrance Requirements

13+ : Entrance test. Sixth Form : GCSE results

Scholarships

11+:Academic, Music. 13+,16+:Academic, Music, Sport. Bursaries available for talent in sport, music, art, drama & all-round ability. Foundation scholarships for pupils living in the Bromsgrove area.

Open Days

All visits are welcome, please contact the school.

Fees

2018/2019. Day: £5555 per term, including lunch. Full Boarding: £12430 per term. Weekly Boarding: £8240 per term.

Reports

ISI Inspection 2016

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mr Peter Clague

Contact for enquiries: Ms S Bussey

Bromsgrove School
Worcester Road
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B617DU

[t]: 01527 579679
[f]: 01527 576177
[w]: www.bromsgrove-school.co.uk

Location Description

Bromsgrove School is situated in the town of Bromsgrove, England and is set within 100 acres of grounds just out of the town itself. It is ideally located for local, national and international travel to/from the city of Birmingham and its surrounding areas, Birmingham International Airport, London Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Bromsgrove is also close to excellent road and rail links (the town has its own railway line), such as the M5 and M42 motorways and Birmingham train stations.

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School News

Bromsgrove School Independent Worcestershire Bromsgrove School Celebrates a Vintage Year of Examination Results

Against the backdrop of tougher national standards in both A Level and GCSE examinations this year, Bromsgrove School has been delighted to celebrate some of

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the best academic results in its long history.

GCSE

45% of all GCSEs achieved the top grades of 8/9. Three pupils gained perfect scores of grade 9 in every subject, a feat achieved by only 732 in the whole country.

64% of Bromsgrove’s GCSE grades were 7/8/9 (equivalent to the old A*/A), making this the most scholastically successful year group since GCSEs were introduced three decades ago.

A Level

A further School record was broken at A level, where 57% of all grades were A*/A. Overall, 77% of grades were A*/B, allowing the vast majority of graduates access to their chosen university.

International Baccalaureate

University access was also assured for the third of Sixth Form pupils who sat the prestigious IB Diploma. Not to be outdone, they maintained the School’s consistently high ranking with an excellent average score of 37.5 points.

BTEC

The breadth of academic offer at Bromsgrove also includes BTECs in Sports Science and Business studies. Of the 75 BTEC entries this year, students achieved 21 Distinction* and 42 Distinctions.

The Headmaster, Peter Clague, commented:

“For a School that prides itself on a broad and balanced approach to education, purposefully avoiding becoming solely an academic hothouse, these are extremely encouraging results. Whilst scholasticism flourishes at Bromsgrove, it does so in equal measure with achievement in Sport and the Arts, as well as a meaningful commitment to service activities. That our young people can participate in such a rich range of endeavour and still excel academically is testimony to their determination and our belief that there is more in them than they know. I commend their diligence, and also the talents of the teachers who nurture their potential.”

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Two talented local musicians have been crowned the 2019 winners in the final of the fourth annual Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform (BYMP).

Zhengting Li, aged 15

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from Solihull, won the Senior section and Rebecca Bazlov aged 12 from Birmingham won the Junior category in the magnificent Routh Concert Hall at Bromsgrove School.

The adjudicators were blown away by the standard of the entries, with each competitor taking part in an audition round earlier in the week. They were then whittled down to just eleven finalists, selected on merit by the distinguished Adjudicators: Professor David Saint (Chairman of the Adjudicators – Finalists’ Concert), Alastair Moseley (Chairman of the Adjudicators – Audition round), renowned cellist and conductor Richard Jenkinson and Sarah Oliver of Chetham’s School of Music.

Zhengting, a student at Bromsgrove School, beat off fierce competition to take first prize in the Senior section for musicians aged 14-17 years. Zhengting has already achieved his ATCL Diploma, equivalent in standard to the first year of an undergraduate degree, and he is a National winner in the Advanced II category of the European Piano Teachers’ Association (EPTA) Competition.

Aged just 12, Junior section winner Rebecca, from King Edward’s High School for Girls, has played the piano since she was four years old. She achieved the LLCM in 2018 and, in the same year, won the title of Loughborough Pianist of the Year, which led to an invitation to give a recital at the Steinway Hall in London.

Rebecca gave a polished performance of Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in D minor by J. S. Bach, Dohnanyi’s Rhapsody in C, Op. 11 No. 3 and O Polichinelo from ‘A Prole do Bebê’ composed by H. Villa-Lobos to scoop the Junior prize, with Zhengting also performing three pieces including Beethoven’s 2nd movement from Sonata Op. 31 No. 3 to come out as the Senior winner. Zhengting’s showpiece was a crisp and energetic Prokofiev’s Mercutio (from Romeo and Juliet Op. 75). Both winners have been granted financial bursaries of £1000 (Senior section) and £750 (Junior section) to enable them to further develop their musical talent.

Each category also has a second award of £400, which went to Sebastian Carrington aged 13 from Leicester and who studies piano at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire – Junior Department, and Iohan Coman aged 17 from Birmingham, a violinist who attends The Purcell School.

Monica Toso, Chairman of the Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform said, “We were extremely pleased with the level of entries received this year and we welcomed a new panel of adjudicators, experts in their fields, to ensure the Platform continues to remain one of the premier music competitions in the Midlands for young people.”

The Young Musicians’ Platform is open to all musicians who are at school or resident in Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and the West Midlands* (*within a 30 mile radius from Bromsgrove). The junior section is for those aged 9-13 and Seniors aged 14-17. It is hoped that one day the success of the Platform will lead it into the realm of being a national opportunity for young musicians.

Its sister competition, The Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition (BIMC) was originally founded for young talented musicians in 1980 by the late Dr Mary White. The International competition is open to instrumentalists and pianists of all nationalities aged 18 to 25 (28 for singers). The competitions are run by a trust, which is a registered charity (no.1155544).

Now in its 39th year, the 2019 Bromsgrove International Musicians’ Competition will be held in Routh Concert Hall at Bromsgrove School from 9th-13thApril. Musicians from across the globe will battle it out during the preliminary rounds and the semi-final (9-12 April). The general public are encouraged to attend the earlier rounds for free, with the BIMC Finalists’ Concert taking place on the evening of Saturday 12th April.

Following the success of the Platform competition, 2019 is definitely gearing itself up to be a year to remember for everyone involved in BIMC and BYMP, and we now look ahead to our 40th anniversary in 2020.

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Talented Bromsgrove School musician Jude Wynter has been awarded the Licentiate of Trinity College London Diploma for Piano Recital.  This is the

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equivalent in standard to the final year of an undergraduate degree.

The Year 12 pupil is a Music and Academic Scholar at Bromsgrove, where he learns the piano with Neil Barry. Jude already holds the ATCL diploma, which he passed at 13. He attained Grade 8 on the piano at the age of 10 and on the French horn at 14.  He loves to perform, and has been the soloist at a number of recent concerts and charity events, including for Worcester Male Voice Choir and Alcester Singers. The musician won the Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform in 2017.  

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Intrepid explorer and athlete Orla Walker, from Bromsgrove School, will be donning her walking boots this summer for a five week expedition to the Indian

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Himalayas, with the British Exploring Society.

Orla will be joining other volunteers from around the world to undertake an expedition which has a strong emphasis on mountain climbing and exploration, together with scientific data recording and interpretation of that natural environment. This will be the journey of a lifetime, trekking in the world’s highest mountain range, over peaks as high as 5800m, experiencing the traditional culture of the region and taking part in a wide range of scientific fieldwork, from carrying out lake surveys, to measuring glacial retreat levels.

Throughout her time in the Himalayas, Orla will be wild camping, both at Base Camp and during the activity phases. This involves digging pit toilets and collecting water for drinking and cooking from the river. She will also not be able to contact home at any point during the expedition, except in emergencies and only then by satellite phone.

Commenting on the expedition, Orla said “I am excited about exploring ‘the top of the world’ and carrying out vital research that will protect our planet for future generations”.

Orla’s Justgiving page is listed below. Any donations will help Orla to support the Society’s vital work by continuing to create lasting change, help to transform lives in some of the world’s poorest communities, build community resilience, help to sustainably manage the world’s natural resources and protect vulnerable environments.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/orla-walker

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to Bromsgrove School pupil Jasper Davidson who has been selected for the Scotland U19 World Cup Qualifying Squad.

The 16 year old all-rounder and Bromsgrove

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School Cricket Scholar impressed for Scotland last year, averaging over 50 with the bat, despite being hampered by injuries which saw him bowling only a few overs.

Scotland joins five others in the European Zone qualifying tournament this summer in Holland, with the winner earning a place in the Finals Tournament in South Africa January/February 2020.

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Cobham Theatre at Bromsgrove School was well and truly transformed into Rydell High School during the first week in December.

Greeted by fellow students complete with

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long hair, kaftans and dodgy moustaches in the 1979 foyer, the audience knew they were in for a treat.  After hearing the Rydell High song and listening to poor Eugene Florczyk drone on about the happy times of his school days twenty years previously, it was magical, as the front curtain dissolved away to reveal the greasers sprawled across the front steps of the school in 1959.

As well as a large cast and live band, there were some wonderful scenic effects – not just the arrival of a fully functioning car on stage but the 14 foot high juke box, which opened hilariously for the Teen Angel to appear as a heavenly guide for French, complete with illuminating staircase, which he descended to reach stage level.

A high energy production, with very high production values truly put Bromsgrove School on the map for Performing Arts, after its recent multi-million pound investment in Drama and Music.

Director Tim Norton commented on how proud he was to have worked with such a dedicated and hard-working team, “It has been a huge challenge for everybody. The eight week rehearsal period was very intense but always filled with much laughter, especially every time the Greasers appeared.  I know that all involved will have great memories to cherish for the rest of their lives.”

 

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Congratulations to Bromsgrove School’s U19 netball team who were crowned County Champions on Thursday 22nd November for the third year running.
The team won all of

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their 6 matches against South Bromsgrove, Malvern College, RGS Worcester, King’s, Malvern St James and Christopher Whitehead and in the process scored 111 goals and only conceded 22.
The team will now go forward to represent Worcestershire in the West Midlands Finals in the New Year.

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Congratulations to Bromsgrove School’s U16 Girls tennis team who have finished as runners up in the Regional Final of the National Schools’ Competition.

The team beat

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a strong Moreton Hall side 4 sets to 2 in the Semi-Final, before losing to Leicester Grammar School in the Final.  This puts the team in the top ten School teams in the country for their age group.   It is the first time in recent history that a Bromsgrove School team has reached the Regional Finals and to finish as runners up is a fantastic achievement.

In a tournament during the summer, the team beat King’s School Worcester, Malvern College and Malvern St James. This meant that they progressed through to the knock-out stage of the tournament and went on to beat Solihull and Northampton School to reach the Finals.

Commenting on their success, Mrs Sally Franks, tennis coach said “They are a fantastic group of players, who all train with commitment throughout the winter months and we are thrilled that they have done so well against the best young players in the country.”

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Congratulations to Bromsgrove School pupil Natalie Hatfield who recently competed in the Biathle and Traithle World Championships.

Natalie and her partner came 4th in the Biathle mixed

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relay, narrowly missing out on a medal.

The youngest competitor in her age group (U17s), Natalie came 3rd in the biathle.

As a result of her team mates coming 8th and 9th, the team also won a silver medal

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In 2014, Bromsgrove School planted a sapling of a hornbeam tree taken from the fields of the Somme, in its grounds.

During Remembrance Week, Ms Denise

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Mickle, Chair of the Parents’ Association unveiled a plaque to commemorate this important addition to the School.

James Bateman is pictured with Ms Mickle and Ms Adams, Teacher of English and Houseparent of Oakley House. James’ winning poem was awarded the prize by the National Arboretum.

Ms Adams said, “The plaque is a significant and permanent addition to Bromsgrove School’s World War One legacy. It is important that pupils today and in the future can be part of such ongoing acts of Remembrance so that the enormous sacrifice of a generation is never forgotten.”

Bromsgrove School Independent Worcestershire Bromsgrove School acquires important historical letter

Bromsgrove School was delighted and honoured to receive a visit from Old Bromsgrovians Hugh Furber and Victor Matts on 9th October who presented the School

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with an original letter written by Dr J.D Collis, Headmaster of Bromsgrove from 1843-1867.

The letter, which describes Shakespeare’s birthday celebrations in Stratford-on-Avon in 1873, was recently found online and purchased by the Old Bromsgrovian Lodge. This will now form part of the School’s archive collections for future generations to enjoy.

Commenting on the recent donation, School Archivist, Nikki Thorpe said “This letter is a really interesting addition to the School Archive, especially with the reference to the Shakespeare celebration. We are grateful to Dr Gibbs and Hugh Furber for tracking it down and taking the time to transcribe it, which will make it accessible for future displays at School events and exhibitions”.

This letter is from The Revd. Dr. J. D Collis, a distinguished Headmaster of Bromsgrove School (1843-1867), to a Bro. Parkinson. At the time of writing, Dr. Collis was the Vicar of Stratford-upon- Avon. He was an active Freemason, a member of Westminster and Keystone Lodge No. 10, and was Provincial Grand Chaplain of Middlesex in 1874. During his successful tenure as Headmaster, Dr. Collis, saw pupil numbers rise from 17 in 1843 to 100 in 1865. He embarked upon a building construction and improvement programme, which included the erection of new classrooms and the building of a chapel (The Old Chapel) in 1856. It is fitting that The Old Chapel is the meeting place of the Old Bromsgrovian Lodge of Freemasons No. 5743.

The letter was acquired by members of the Old Bromsgrovian Lodge and presented to the School in 2018. The original letter is held in the School archives.

Bromsgrove School Independent Worcestershire Lord Digby Jones Gives Masterclass to Bromsgrove Upper Sixth Pupils

Bromsgrove School was delighted to host an evening with Old Bromsgrovian, Lord Digby Jones of Birmingham Kt on 16th October. Upper Sixth pupils had the

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additional bonus of a personal audience with Lord Jones before his Masterclass. The students heard his thoughts on many topics pertinent to the world of business and politics. His concerns about social media and the generation that are growing up with the impact of ‘instant gratification’ and FOMO, resonated with the group.

The Masterclass was superb – enlightening and, as ever, entertaining. Not everyone will agree with his thoughts on issues such as funding in the NHS, but by the end of the evening, his talk had been watched all around the world – one of the huge benefits of social media for our students and parents.

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K      Kitcar

F       Final

C       Champions

When a team has waited nearly six years to use a particular chicken related pun involving a certain fast food outlet, you

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know that what follows, is due to the hard work and commitment of all the staff and students involved within this project.

Congratulations to Bromsgrove School’s ADT GP race team who in their Kitcar, The Chicken, at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northampton at the World Finals, held on 6th and 7th October, became World Kitcar Champions.

The team and staff had set their sights high and were hoping not only to win, but were aiming to beat the track record for fastest terminal speed, fastest lap and furthest distance for the Rockingham track.

The team, consisting of Bromsgrove pupils from Years 9-12 arrived early and went straight to scrutineering, where the father of the former CEO for Greenpower and committed member of twenty years’ service within the foundation, made comment about the car looking professional and extremely well made…one of his favourite cars.

At 11.30am, the car went onto the grid, on the front row, in front of over fifty other Kitcars and next to the team’s closest rivals, Megazord, from Bristol Grammar School.

The team fulfilled their aims by setting a fastest terminal speed for the track of 29.0MPH which was nearly 2mph more than the current record. In heavy steel-framed cars, that is a huge difference.  They also added fastest lap to the records, by beating the current lap record of 3m15s with a time of 3m3s and set the distance record for the track of 36.8 miles.

Steve Broadbent, Teacher of Design and Technology at Bromsgrove School, and for the purpose of this event, AKA the Colonel said “This was a great weekend of racing, and a real heart stopper at times, but we emerged as World Kitcar Champions and showed the rest of the series that they had better be checking those wing mirrors because a Chicken will soon be bearing down on the top ten F24 cars in the near future”.  “Special thanks to: NSOptimum, Gorilla Glue UK, 4QD and BAL Aluminium for your continued efforts and support of our little race team. We couldn’t do it without you”.

Congratulations to the Team Members for a flawless weekend: Team Manager and driver Hamish Sutherland; drivers Polly Dakin, Aggie Warner and Noah Rogers; engineers and pit crew, Jeffery Soo, Luke Weller, Howard Goldstraw; Lead Engineer Mr Matthews; Senior team advisors and mascot wearer Will Edwards and Scarlett Bond.

 

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Bromsgrove School has held a number of Remembrance activities in the lead up to Armistice Day.  The School’s biggest project was the creation of an

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outdoor field of acrylic poppies, each one unique to the Old Bromsgrovian who lost their life.

Amongst those killed was Victoria Cross recipient, Eustace Jotham whose actual VC is kept at the School.  This display provided the inspiration for a collection of smaller events for ‘Remembrance Week’.  Keen to get the pupils involved, creative writing workshops with the School’s Archivist were held and inspired by the WW1 collections, pupils recorded extracts of personal accounts from the trenches.  Pupils whose creative work was selected for the School’s exhibition got the chance to visit the war graves of France and Belgium – a poignant trip that will stay with them forever.

On 7th November, pupils from Bromsgrove School gave a fitting tribute to the young men who fought and lost their lives in the First World War. The pupils, dressed in army uniforms performed a flash mob, stopping at various School locations, in particular Wendron Gordon House, the previous home of many fallen Old Bromsgrovian soldiers, and the field of poppies near the Memorial Chapel, dedicated to the ninety-four former pupils and masters who lost their lives in the 1914-18 war.

Bromsgrove’s School archive contains many WW1 items; School achievement medals, photos of boys at School and in army uniform, telegrams, letters of condolence and war medals, Many of the boys kept in contact with the School during WW1 and families sent documents and artefacts relating to loved ones who had been killed in action back to the School, to be part of the archive to remember them. 

Three Old Bromsgrovians were awarded the Victoria Cross. One, as he lay dying, said “Tell the Colonel I have done my best.”  The parents of another, requested that the School Motto be placed on their son’s headstone. It is clear by the soldiers’ diary entries that the School had a huge impact on the person they became, and made them the dedicated soldiers they were.

The School’s Remembrance Services were moving tributes to the thousands of men who sacrificed their lives in World War 1, but most especially the Old Bromsgrovians who fell, whilst in the care of Routh, the Headmaster at the time. It was also an opportunity for the School to reflect on all our Armed Services both now and in the past, and remember the sacrifices they continue to make. Wreaths were laid in memory of the OBs below the Rolls of Honour in the Memorial Chapel.

Head of DT at the Prep School, Mr Sutherland created ‘there but not there’ shadowy silhouette figures which were particularly thought provoking as they sat amongst current staff and pupils – a poignant reminder of why the Memorial Chapel was built. They also made perspex blocks with the names of the fallen OBs engraved on them. The Senior DT department made a life size cut-out of a WW1 soldier for local church, St Michael’s, in Stoke Prior. The church says that they have received many moving comments from their parishioners since the installation of the ‘Tommy’.

On Friday 9th November, the School held a two minute silence at the flagpole near the Memorial Chapel and in the evening held an Evening of Music and Readings for Remembrance in Routh Hall.

On Armistice Day, as part of a very moving Remembrance Service, pupils from the Combined Cadet Force read out the names of each OB soldier killed, one by one, in the Memorial Chapel.

Also on the morning of 11th November, Mrs Deval-Reed, Headmistress of Bromsgrove Preparatory and Pre-Preparatory School attended the Service of Remembrance in London as part of the People’s Procession – a nation’s thank you. Mrs Deval-Reed joined ten thousand others in The Mall before they processed down Whitehall and past the Cenotaph, and laid a poppy wreath to honour the ninety-four Old Bromsgrovians who died. Mrs Deval-Reed said “It was extremely moving and a privilege to represent Bromsgrove School in this way”.

On the evening of Sunday 11th November at Bromsgrove’s Routh Hall, the digitally remastered film Battle of the Somme was screened, accompanied by a sixty piece orchestra.  Prior to the screening, there was a talk by the composer Laura Rossi, who discussed the score and her approach to writing it and from Philip Bowen, former Deputy Head and author of Bromsgrove School at War 1914-19, who spoke about those pupils from Bromsgrove School who fought at the Somme and in other battles during World War One.

Peter Clague, Headmaster said “Each year, the School stands as one and gives the solemn utterance, ‘We will remember them’. Yet how hard it is to ask people to remember that of which they have had no personal experience. As we reach the centenary of the Armistice, an end to that most terrible of wars, no active participant remains alive to tell us of their trials. We are reliant on books, still photographs and oral histories to paint the pictures of that which we must not forget. Harder still, to ask young people to remember, when they live in a digital age in which books and the spoken word take a backseat to the all-engaging power of video”.

“From YouTube clips, to Blockbuster movies, today’s children expect stories to be multi-sensory, attention grabbing, a visual spectacle.  We were incredibly lucky to have had access to the remarkable footage that was screened in Routh Hall on Sunday. To be able to speak to young people in a visual language they understand, albeit in black and white, with CGI effects or stunt men, makes the film all the more compelling. To add even more potency, the accompaniment of a live orchestra playing a score written specifically for the film, draws us into the action. Seventy-five minutes without a single spoken word may seem challenging, but the remarkable musical odyssey is a fitting narrative of its own.

The War Office kept a tight rein on coverage of the First War and only allowed a camera crew to film the Somme offensive because they were confident of a comprehensive victory. How wrong they were. Despite the smiles and cheery waves of many who are recorded going into battle, the harsh reality of their surroundings and the brutality of the fighting is inescapable. We should be thankful then that in this modern audio-visual age, such a film exists, to aid us in our responsibility to ensure that when we teach young people to recite the words ‘We will remember them’, they can picture who they are calling to mind, and why”.

Following a week-long series of commemorative events, the Headmaster, Peter Clague, said:

“The School has a proud, if sombre, history of contribution and sacrifice in both World Wars. Accordingly, Remembrance Day is always a significant occasion for us.  However, in this centenary year of the 1918 Armistice, our commemorations have been especially poignant. From a field of artificial poppies, each laser engraved with the name of an Old Bromsgrovian who died in the Great War, to the screening of the powerful ‘Battle of the Somme’ film accompanied by a live orchestra, we have taken every opportunity to inform and involve our pupils in acts of remembrance. Perhaps most poignant of all were the scenes played out in various locations around the School, as a group of drama students dressed in military uniform of the day, composed visual tableaux of soldiers in various poses.  Given the average age of those who died in the First War, it made for a potent and solemn spectacle.”

 

Bromsgrove School Independent Worcestershire Bromsgrove Pupil Celebrates Win at the Worcestershire Junior Golf Order of Merit

Keen golfer and Bromsgrove School pupil James Humphries is celebrating after winning the Worcestershire Junior (Under 18s) Golf Order of Merit after playing over 17

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rounds, commencing in the spring of 2018 whilst at Bromsgrove Preparatory School.

Year 9 pupil James only started playing golf two years ago whilst on holiday. He then began lessons at Bromsgrove Golf Course with PGA Professional Rob Laing and is now a member of Redditch Golf Club, following in the footsteps of his grandad and great uncle.

James represented Bromsgrove School at the IAPS National Championships in June at the MacDonald Hill Valley Golf Course in Shropshire and currently has a handicap of 15.

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