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#25 - 1982

In 1982 the Orchard House extension and the new music rooms were completed and opened by Lord McAlpine of Moffat on 21 June. We love this photo taken from The Court of the 'new' Orchard House Junior Study compared with the same room taken today.



According to this report in The Court, the First XV Rugby team had a great season:

1st XV Report A very successful season on the whole, and one in which all players worked extremely hard and with great enthusiasm. Notable results were the victory against Reed's School away, and the draw with Lord Wandsworth College away. Once again we did very well in the Oxfordshire Cup, reaching the semi-finals where we came up against our old rivals King James's College, Henley. After leading 6-0 at half-time we eventually cracked under extreme pressure, but nevertheless it was a tremendous performance. King James went on to win the final. On the County scene congratulations to Simon Checketts and Angus Stovold for playing for Oxfordshire schools, and also to James Reed who was a reserve. I would like to congratulate the whole squad on their tremendous commitment and achievements through the season. I would especially like to thank Simon Checketts and Angus Stovold who in their roles as Captain and Vice-Captain were superb, and who helped me a great deal in my first season with the 1st XV. Thank you all for a very enjoyable season, and those who are returning I look forward to working with once again. 1st XV Colours were awarded to S. Checketts, P. Sansom, J. Trigg, J. Reed, A. Stovold, M. Baffle and S. Thomas.

It is also interesting to read this newspaper article, outlining the success of one of the members of the Debating Society, despite the society only being formed in October of the previous year:

Also in 1982

-Mr Webb took 33 boys on the first ski trip in recent years to Andalo in Northern Italy during the winter holidays, it was hoped that the trip would become an annual event.

- Skipwith House won the annual House Music Competition.

- The College presented 'Where Are They Now?' by Tom Stoppard at the annual Kenton Drama Festival.