Rhubarb 2019

ST EDWARD’S r h u b a r b


Bee Quick With the Teddies Apiary going from

Photo by Siobhán Cox.

strength to strength under the expert care of Drama teacher David Aldred (G, 1981- 1986) there is a limited supply of top-quality Teddies honey available. We are currently only able to sell it in person via The North Wall box office – so ‘bee’ quick if you’re in or near Oxford and you’d like some.


Left to right: Ben Walker, Julia Walker, Silke Blansjaar

Candy Says Pupils can now go home every Saturday night after sport or other commitments. To help parents with the inevitable to-ing and fro-ing, there is now a Teddies coach winging its way from South Kensington in London back to School via Beaconsfield Services every Sunday evening. About half of the boarders stay in School each weekend, however, and the Saturday

evening programme is as busy as ever. A recent headline act was Oxford- based indie pop band Candy Says featuring Ben Walker (F, 1993-1998). They already have a number of albums and film scores to their name, including a haunting cover of Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill which featured in the Netflix film, Close .

Beyond Teddies ‘Schools like ours must actively fight against a sense of entitlement’, asserted Chair of Governors, Chris Jones (C, 1968-1972) at Gaudy last year. Under the inspired and compassionate leadership of Head of Community Engagement, Paula Diaz Rogado, pupils have access to an exceptional range of volunteering opportunities. They enjoy being out of School, meeting our neighbours and partners – and doing their bit to contribute to the life of the city in which they spend so much time. Pictured below is the Fair Close Community Farm, on school grounds near the Boat House, where pupils work alongside the charity FarmAbility to host regular sessions for young people with autism and learning difficulties.

Malcolm Oxley We were delighted to welcome former Second Master and author of the School’s

history Malcolm Oxley back to the classroom to teach an Art History class recently.

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