Record Numbers at Open Day

Ellesmere welcomed record numbers of families and former pupils through their gates.

The Ellesmere College annual Summer Term Open Day was held on Sunday, 21st May and Brendan Wignall, Headmaster commented, 'despite the unfortunate weather, we were extremely pleased with the support we received during the afternoon from both our current parents and prospective families looking around the School. Many different parts of the School were on display, including the Academic Departments, the Chapel and Sports Hall. All our staff and pupils worked hard to make it a memorable visit for our visitors. During the afternoon, we welcomed back to the School many former pupils, including a retired National Champion croquet player who gave visitors the opportunity to play croquet on the Terraces.'

There were numerous opportunities for visitors to participate in the activities throughout the campus, including practising cricket skills in the Sports Hall, joining a marching band and making a bookmark personalised with their photograph. In the Geography Department families marked the location of their homes on an interactive map. The Senior School Choir sang in the Chapel whilst the Lower School Choir and Orchestra were found in Lower School entertaining their visitors. At the end of the tour of the School, tea was served to all visitors in Big School, with the background music being provided by Music Scholars and the Director of Music.

Parents wishing to visit Ellesmere College can contact Carol Thompson, the Headmaster's Secretary, on 01691 622321 or via email,

22nd May 2006

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