OCC Dinner 2019 – 23rd March

 

On behalf of your President and the Committee of the Old Cryptians’ Club, I am pleased to invite you to the Old Cryptians’ Club AGM and Annual Reunion Dinner.  

This year, the event will be held at the Church of St Mary de Crypt and the Old Crypt Schoolrooms, Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1PT.

The venue has been undergoing major renovation with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and our event will be the first function to be held there, following the completion of the project.

 

 

 

 

 

The Crypt School working with Gloucester Academy

The Crypt School has already been working with Gloucester Academy to undertake an audit of teaching and learning, as well as the schemes of work taught in the school.

The results of this audit will be implemented in the New Year with teachers from The Crypt teaching some of the children in maths and science.

Assistant headteacher of The Crypt, Pauline Kirkpatrick will also be seconded to Gloucester Academy for one day a week in the new year to lead on aspects of teaching, learning and assessment.

Nick Dyer, headmaster of The Crypt, added: “It is part of the culture of the G15 to support our fellow Gloucester schools, and our role as a teaching school to support best practice and the development of teaching across our area.

“School improvement is never a quick process however we are looking to raise the standards of teaching and learning over the course of the next few months and this ongoing partnership will lead to better outcomes for all of the children at Gloucester Academy.”

Read the full article at the Gloucestershire Live website (including pop ups, adverts, click bait…)

 

 

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.

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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:

swales@crypt.gloucs.sch.uk

 

John Harris (1944 – 49)

John Harris died on Sunday, 28 October 2018 in Toulouse a few weeks short of his 86th birthday.

After leaving the Crypt School he was apprenticed as a draughtsman at the Gloucester Aircraft Company.  He subsequently moved to Europe and entered the space industry.  Whilst working in Holland he entertained touring Old Cryptian Rugby teams.He then moved to Toulouse and worked for the European Space Industry (ESA).  He became part of the management team at ESA and worked for them both in France and in Kourrou, French Guiana.

He had played almost 200 times for the OCRFC.

He leaves his wife Ilse, son Roy & daughter Tonia.

Call for interest – Old Cryptians Club Blazer

We have had some interest in the OCC Blazer – as nattily modelled by young Briggs – but not yet enough to push the order button.

If you have been deliberating a purchase, now is the time to press the pre-order button to receive your blazer in time for wearing at the annual dinner (maybe).

A versatile article of clothing that will be a super addition to any Old Cryptian’s wardrobe, this blazer shouldn’t be reserved for OCC events; it will be equally at home on the banks of the Thames at Henley, the Garden Stage at the End of The Road festival or deep in the Shed at Kingsholm.

 

Former Cryptian wins NGW Undisputed Championship

From Gloucestershire Live

Heavyweight hero Justin Sysum has made history by winning two major pro wrestling singles titles in one day – including one shown on UK television.

Justin was the star of the day when he defeated Rampage in a classic battle many fans are calling a ‘match of the year candidate’ in the final episode of WOS Wrestling on ITV at the weekend.

A few hours later the 33-year-old from Gloucester beat ‘The Showstealer’ Nathan Cruz to capture the NGW Undisputed Championship in front of a raucous crowd at Hull City Hall.

Crypt School in the top 5% of schools nationally for progress

The Crypt School’s summer GCSE results have placed the School in the top 5% of schools nationally for progress.

The School’s Progress 8 score, that is the progress pupils make between KS2 (Year 6) and KS4 (Year 11) for 2018 is 0.65.  That means that the School has added more than half a grade to each pupil’s expected progress by the end of their GCSE studies in Year 11.  This is a wonderful endorsement of all the tremendous work carried out at The Crypt by both our committed staff and talented pupils.

 

Eddie Calver 1942-49)

Eddie Calver, an Old Cryptian for many years, passed away on Thursday 27 September in the Brunswick Nursing Home after a long illness, aged 86.  He leaves his wife Ruth, four children, nine grand-children and three great grand-children.  He had a brother John and another brother Brian who now lives in Torquay.   All were former pupils of the Crypt School.  Eddie enjoyed Rugby (he captained the Old Cryptians RFC) and also played golf.

The funeral has been arranged for Monday, 15th October at the parish church of Upton-St.-Leonards at 11.30 a.m.  Afterwards all who knew Eddie are invited to the Bowden Hall Hotel for drinks, sandwiches, refreshments, etc.  Ruth and his son and daughters have said that sombre dress is not required.  Club ties and, in particular, Old Cryptian colours will be very much appreciated.  No flowers, but donations to the Edward Jenner Clinic would be appreciated (via Ernest Cocks and Sons, Funeral Directors).