S. Anselm's

A full boarding and day school for boys and girls from Nursery to 16

OA Day to celebrate Hugh Price's 40 Years at S. Anselm's

OA Day to celebrate Hugh Price's 40 Years at S. Anselm's

S. Anselm's welcomed back over 200 OAs and their families on Sunday afternoon to celebrate Hugh Price's 40 years here. A happier crowd in all of Derbyshire would have been harder to find.  Following a delicious lunch lovingly prepared by Julie and her first-rate team, John Boddy, OA 1953 and School Governor, gave a marvellous tribute to Mr Price before Richard Hargreaves (OA 1976) and current pupil Freddie M presented a copy of the S. Anselm's 125 Book signed by all present.  Mr Price responded with a memorable thank you to everyone for being there and shared a few memories of his remarkable tenure.  

There were a few tears shed by members of the assembled guests.  Then the athletic part of the day (following the tremendous effort of the cyclists) began with the Strollers playing a team of OAs (Leavers from 1965 to 2013!), magnificently organised by Steve Drury.  And the current Year 7 and 8 boarders played the 2013 Leavers - a match I think Mrs Brailich might say had several amazing moments but also provided a great deal of entertainment.  

Thank you to Julie Greatrex, Steve Drury, Donna Brailich, John Boddy, Alison Whawell, Jo Litchfield for her photographs, Sara Taylor and Freddie M for making it such a memorable afternoon.

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