Local insurance broker Copperwheat Barlow have previously informed the OBA of apprenticeship opportunities at their Oad Street offices. They have contacted us again to inform us of a formal 18 month apprenticeship now open for applicants until 1 October 2020.
After several months of closure and the summer break, the School is preparing for a new School year which will be like no other.
Please note that the 2020 OBA AGM will be held through a Zoom meeting on Thursday 24th September at 7:00pm.
All documents will be published on this website after the AGM.
Sittingbourne Heritage Museum has put together a video, available on YouTube, detailing a brief history of the building that was the original site of the School on College Road. Previous news article has highlighted the likelihood of the site, which later became an Adult Education Centre, being redeveloped as a residential site.
Paul Dawkins has sent a rogues gallery of photos from his final year at the School - 1970/71, including for the record, a shot of that year's prefects.
We recently put up a photo of the Form 3A of 1967 on the website. Graham Harris dropped us a line to offer up a photo of Form 4A from the same year.
Brigadier Ernest Goode, CBE who attended BGS in the early 1920s had a long military career. He was commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps and soon after seconded for duty with the Sudan Defence Force, 1935-43. Following this wartime service he was appointed aide-de-camp to The Queen, 1959-62.
If you want to hear more about his time in the Sudan, a recording of his experiences in the Sudan is available on the Imperial War Museum's website:
We have belatedly learnt of the election of Old Bordenian Peter Butler to be a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Peter is Professor of Physics at the University of Liverpool. His election was for his work as an experimental nuclear physicist. For those who may understand it, he studies the phenomenon of reflection asymmetry in atomic nuclei and the structure of the heaviest elements.
We have learnt that Old Bordenian Trevor Dadson, 72, died in January 2020.
We have been contacted by the son of Lewis William Leonard Chelton to inform us of the sad news of his death on 11 February 2020. Lewis attended Borden Grammar School from around 1946 to 1950.
Simon (his son) tells us that on a holiday last year to Montrichard in the Loire valley, Lewis talked fondly of a school trip there likely in 1947 or 1948.
After leaving the School, Lewis joined the Royal Navy as a 16 year old entry in January 1951.