Air Vice-Marshal John Lawrence CB, CBE, AFC
We are sad to learn that Air Vice-Marshal John Thornett Lawrence CB, CBE, AFC, who was educated at the school, died on 18 December.
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Below are just a few extracts from this year’s issue of The Cryptian :
The Headmaster’s Foreword : John Standen reflects on an exciting year for The Crypt School which includes conversion to Academy Status.
School Department Reports : highlights of the school year from Business Studies to RE, via DT, PE, Drama, Languages and all the other departments.
School Staff Changes : fond farewells to Mrs Standen and Mr Stafford.
School Report : staff & pupil articles describing school activities, including Sixth Form news, Eco Award activities, the 2010 Activities Week and the CSA.
The Secretarial ‘Swan Song’ : Howard Allen describes changes to the secretary role and his decision to retire as OC Secretary at the next AGM.
The President & President Elect : Eric Stephens reflects on his year as President, Ivor Smith looks forward to his term in office.
Events : Founders’ Day, the 13th Annual Golf Competition, Reunion Weekends, Annual Dinner events are all recorded.
Bursary Fund : Clive Thomas summarises the first ten years of the Old Cryptians’ Club Centenary Bursary Fund.
News of Old Cryptians : news of Paul Sargent, Dick Sheppard, RS ‘Bob’ George, Derek Howell, Gordon Jones, Robert Clarkson, Chris Gascombe and Micheal Owner.