With record numbers of families visiting Ellesmere College for an Open Day on 11th October, the staff and pupils were kept busy escorting visitors around the School whilst a number of rugby matches also took place.
A considerable amount of academic work from pupils at different stages was on display in the School's Arts Centre, including that from the International Baccalaureate Diploma offered in the Sixth Form.
Visiting children had the opportunity to participate in a number of sports activities, including tennis exercises and cricket net practice. There was a Geography questionnaire to participate in as well as badge-making and quizzes as families progressed around the School.
The Chapel organ was played by one of the Senior Music Scholars whilst others performed the background music much enjoyed by all 400 visitors having Tea in Big School.
Brendan Wignall, Headmaster commented, 'I am always keen to ensure that the School's Open Days are meaningful to all our visitors. Although such events are traditionally supported well by our current parents, it is always a delight to meet families visiting us for the first time as well as those enjoying a second visit. I was particularly delighted to welcome back a number of former pupils who had returned with their families and took the opportunity to catch-up with the considerable recent developments at their former school.'
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