My great grand-daughter is now into her second year at “big school”. She will be six in a few weeks' time. The other day, she came home after an art lesson, and told her mother excitedly that they had learned all about Van Gogh – about his self-mutilation, his friendship with Cézanne, the way his moods influenced his choice of colours, and so on – and they had all been invited to choose one of his paintings to copy. This is at a normal Church of England Primary School, not some sort of private establishment for precocious or abnormally gifted children. Crickey! I doubt whether I had even heard of Van Gogh until I was in my Forties!
The OBA Website team are well aware that there are no facilities available to notify our regular site visitors of new postings on the site or details of any planned (or unplanned!!) website downtime. To address this, we will be providing such a facility in the New Year. We will be keeping this simple – you register your name, email address and the type of information you would like to receive and we will send an email to you when appropriate!
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The annual Old Bordenian Remembrance gathering took place at the School at 11a.m. on Saturday 9th November 2013. In the past, it has been held in the School vestibule beneath the Honours Boards which record the names of Old Boys who died on active service in both World Wars and other conflicts. However, this year – because of the numbers attending – it took place in the Old Hall, appropriately beneath the plaque which records the Association's gift of the turret clock in memory of WWII casualties.
11 November 2017 @ 11:00 am - Service of Remembrance to be held at Borden Grammar School
24 March 2018 @ 6:00 pm - OBA Annual Reunion Dinner to be held at UK Paper Clubhouse, Avenue of Remembrance
12 October 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Annual General Meeting and Committee meeting, Borden Grammar School
Old Bordenians have active Football and Hockey clubs. This article highlights the recent progress of both these clubs.
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