This year’s OBA Annual Dinner was as popular as ever and the evening did not disappoint.
There was a great mixture of regular and first time attendees, current and former students and staff. It was great to see a number of current Sixth form students at the dinner, some of whom took an active role in the night’s events. Jamal Hasan and Hannah Cookson said Grace, Aadil Diwan and Raya Alshatari delivered the ‘In Memoriam’ section. Four pupils wrote and delivered their own reports: Head Boy Matthew Fenton and Head Girl Sara Hussain (School Report), Deputy Head Boy Alistair Keys (Boys Sporting Report) and Deputy Head Girl Joanna Sleigh (Girls Sporting Report). The OBA would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their contribution and to thank all the current students who attended the dinner. They were a credit to themselves and to the school, and should be justly proud.
Amongst our special guests this year was Edwin Booth DL, who gave the Loyal Toast; Regina Arkwright a former teacher, who, before delivering the Toast to School, gave us an insight into life at QEGS as the very first female teacher. Chief Guest was Peter Winders, also a former QEGS teacher.
The OBA Annual Dinner is open to all former students and staff and is always thoroughly enjoyed by all who attend. If you haven’t been to one before, don’t be shy, get in touch, we’d love for you to join us in 2019!