Old Cryptians’ Club AGM and Annual Reunion Dinner 2019
Shopping at Amazon = Donating to The Bursary Fund
The Old Cryptians’ Club Centenary Bursary Fund is now set up to receive donations through the Amazon Smile programme. Once you have set up your Amazon Smile account, all future purchases will result in 0.5% of the price being donated to the Bursary Fund.
Gloucester Santa Fun Run 2018
Last year Matt Cass (illustrious OC and sponsor of this very site) organised the first Gloucester Rotary Santa Fun Run in Gloucester Park and he would like it to be even bigger and better on December 8th this year.
Organised by the Rotary Club of Gloucester and supported by Gloucester BID, Marketing Gloucester and Cass-Stephens Insurances Ltd. we hope that all ages, all abilities and all sections of our wonderful City will join with us to celebrate our Community by putting on a Red Hat (or, if possible, a full Santa Outfit) and running, walking or being pushed round a short route in the Park. There will be a 1K route and a 5K route. Registration begins in the park from 9:30am and the run starts at 10:15am on December 8th.
Registration fees: Blue Badge holders/wheelchairs free, Under 16s £4, Adults £8 and Teams of 4 £20. The money will be used to buy medals and pay for the set up costs for the event – any funds left over will be donated to local charities.
Click here for details and entry
Johan and Thinus at The Crypt – rugby tour fundraiser
I am delighted to invite you to join us for our main fundraiser ahead of the tour; an evening with Johan Ackerman and Thinus Delport. The event is shaping up to be an excellent evening for any rugby fanatic as well as anyone with links to the school. The South African themed evening will be held in the main school hall on Friday 30th November, 7pm until midnight.
Remembrance Service at The Crypt School
Friday 9 November 2018
The annual Remembrance Service will take place at the School
on Friday 9 November at 10.30am
All Old Cryptians are invited – please arrive by 10.15am
Please let Sue Wales know if you intend to come – you can email Sue at:
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:
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
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!)