A number of former Borden Grammar School pupils are taking part in next year's Brighton marathon to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of former headmaster, Harold Vafeas. The full story was published in the Sittingbourne News Extra. Click on the picture below for further details.
Old Bordenian Philip Goldacre has landed a role in a new play at the Royal Court Theatre, London. The article in this link to our Flickr site - Philip Goldacre - was featured in this week's local newspaper, the Sittingbourne News Extra (reproduced with kind permission of SNE).
On Friday 19 May 2017, a small number of OBA committee members gave a presentation to Year 13 school leavers, outlining the benefits of membership of the Association and its relevance to school leavers as well as older former students. The presentation is available here: OBA presentation to school leavers - May 2017.
We have received the following employment opportunities for current pupils at Borden Grammar School from a local Insurance Broker, based in Oad Street, Borden.
The Insurance Broker contacted us back in 2013 and 2015 with similar opportunities. Neil Barlow, director of the company, now has a further opportunity for two apprentices to start in the summer. Neil is also offering work experience opportunities for 1 or 2 weeks. Neil has written to the School and the Association with the following offer:
We have produced an easily accessible and printable copy of all the articles posted on the website over the past year, similar to the Maroon publication, which was discontinued in 2009. It includes all material suitable for printed format during 2016, with a couple of articles published early this year. To access the digest, click this link: Website Digest 2016
A number of Old Bordenians have hit the headlines in the past few months. The following links will take you to their respective items.
Lloyd Amsdon, Stuart Hennell and Matt Bowling: Former BGS pupils - successful company
Professor Nicholas Sims-Williams: Denis Sinor Gold Medal
If anyone wonders what happens to OBs that fail to pay attention in class, and you happen to be at Glastonbury this year, come along and see Barclay James Harvest on the Acoustic Stage on Friday 24th June. I'll be at the back of the space pushing up faders and pressing buttons as I'm their lighting designer for this event.
I can't promise wearing the OBA tie, but I'll try and write about it when I return.
Ken Coker 1969 - 1976
We have produced an easily accessible and printable copy of all the articles posted on the website over the past year, similar to the Maroon publication, which was discontinued in 2009. It includes all material suitable for printed format from January 2015 to December 2015 (with poetic licence, one was early January 2016!!). To access the digest, click this link: Website Digest 2015
Malcolm Bradshaw, an Old Bordenian who left the school in the 1960s, has been awarded an MBE in the 2016 New Year Honours List. The formal citation states:
Malcolm McNeille BRADSHAW
Senior Chaplain, Anglican Church in Greece. For services to interfaith understanding and community charities in Greece.
The Diocese in Europe website provides further details of Malcolm's work and the award: http://europe.anglican.org/news/news/post/1008-minister-among-migrants-awarded-mbe.