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The Lost Cryptians

Old Cryptians killed during the Great War and Second World War by Simon Birch, Sarah Birch and Ray Pocock.

No less than 58 Old Cryptians in the 1914-18 and 80 in the 1939-45 conflicts, made the supreme sacrifice for King and Country. This 300 page book seeks to record their all too brief lives and what they achieved. It is a poignant story but one that deserves our respect and admiration, and a recognition that their sacrifice was not in vain.

The ‘Book Launch’ took place place at The Crypt School on Friday 17 March 2006. The book is priced at £9.99 each plus £1.99 p & p each [UK only, overseas on application]. Books can be collected in person to avoid postage costs. Cheques payable to ‘The Old Cryptians Club’ to Howard Allen, Penlan, Cheltenham Road, Pitchcombe, Stroud, GL6 6LZ. Tel : 01452 812638.

A kindle edition is available from Amazon.
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Old Cryptians’ Annual Golf Day

OLD CRYPTIANS’ ANNUAL GOLF DAY
for the THE TONY BEARD CUP
MONDAY  25TH  JUNE 2018
at RODWAY  HILL GOLF CLUB, Highnam
FIRST TEE  10.30am
Please arrive early for coffee and bacon rolls.
18  Hole Stableford followed by lunch and prozegiving
Please make every effort to join us in a memorable day – meeting old school pals and an enjoyable game of golf.  Guests are welcome to attend the day, with a prize for the best score.
Total cost for the day: £25
Maximum handicap allowance: 24
Normal glof course dress code please.
PLEASE CONTACT  ERIC STEPHENS BY MONDAY, 18TH JUNE IF YOU ARE ABLE TO ATTEND:

 

 

  • Posted on June 6th, 2018 in Archive

Founders Day 2018

The President and the Committee of the Old Cryptians’ Club have great pleasure in inviting you to Founders’ Day on 25th June 2018

Dear Old Cryptians and friends,

I am very pleased to inform you of the programme for this unique day in the School’s calendar.

  • 10.30am Golf Competition – The Tony Beard Cup at Rodway GC, Highnam
  • 6.15pm The Founders’ Day Service in Gloucester Cathedral
  • 8.30 p.m The Founders’ Day Supper – Parliament Suite

 

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  • Posted on June 6th, 2018 in Archive

Historic grammar plans to open feeder primary in heart of Gloucester

One of Gloucestershire’s most popular secondary schools has launched plans to open a new, feeder primary school.

The Crypt School in Gloucester has announced plans to create a primary school, linked to the secondary school, in Podsmead.

The new primary school would, unlike The Crypt School, which is a co-educational grammar, be unselective and would be a free school.

Nicholas Dyer, headteacher of The Crypt School, told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: “It will be a primary that recruits from our immediate area of Podsmead.

Full article from Gloucestershire Live (sorry about all the pop ups!)

‘Medical miracle’ 14-year-old boy walking four days after breaking neck on trampoline

Aiden Horsley has been dubbed a ‘medical miracle’ after breaking his neck and leaving doctors fearing he would be be paralysed for life.

The 14-year-old gymnast, who had qualified for the British Championships just days before his accident, broke his neck while training on a trampoline in his back garden in February 2017.

But the ‘inspirational’ boy made a remarkable recovery, with him walking just four days after the accident.

The gymnast, who attends the Crypt School and trains at Checkers Gym in Morelands Trading Estate, specialised in tumbling which combines gymnastics with the skill of trampolining.

Original article from Gloucestershire Live

Cryptonite – winners of The Digital Schoolhouse 2018 finals

The video game industry is booming, as our culture become more digitalised gaming has simply become more accepted. We live in a day and age where elderly people on buses are playing games on their phones while they ride the bus.

 

That’s where Digital Schoolhouse from UKIE come in. They regularly hold workshops and tournaments to educate schoolchildren on the potential jobs that exist within the gaming sphere. Every year, they host a gaming tournament for schools across the nation – the finals culminated at the Gfinity Arena earlier this week.

Out of all the teams that competed, it was the group  ‘Cryptonite’ from the Crypt School in Gloucester that came out on top in the Overwatch tournament.

The team of 14 and 15 year-olds couldn’t believe their luck, taking home a trophy, medals, a PlayStation 4, a signed Overwatch poster in a frame and a limited edition Soldier 76 statue between them.

The win came as a big shock to them according to one of the winners, Beau Maguire: ‘It was very nerve-wracking and surprising because we didn’t expect to win at all. We didn’t expect to win regionals and we definitely didn’t expect to win the whole thing. We somehow didn’t even drop a map.’

The Digital Schoolhouse report

The Daily Mail Online report (including typos!)

President celebrates Discover DeCrypt funding success

Bob Timms recognises the funding milestone and thanks contributors to the project in a message published today

Lottery Funds for the Discover DeCrypt Project

The Project Team are delighted to announce that a substantial grant of nearly £1.4M has been awarded to the Discover DeCrypt project.  The renovation and regeneration of the ancient Crypt Schoolroom and St. Mary de Crypt church has thus taken a big step forward.

Subscription Increase – a Reminder

All subscribing Old Cryptians should recently have received a letter about the increase in the annual fee from £20 to £25.  Please follow the link under the Membership tab for full details.  Any query on the new arrangement should be directed to the Membership Secretary, Richard Briggs at membership@oldcryptians.org

School Carol Service

The annual School Carol Service will take place at St. Barnabas, Tuffley on Wednesday, 14th December starting at 7.00 p.m.  Old Cryptians are invited but places are limited so do please let Sue Wales know promptly if you intend to come –  SWALES@crypt.gloucs.sch.uk  or 01452 530291