Old Wrekinian Association

Old Wrekinian Association


Congratulations to all of our Upper Sixth students getting their and results today! We are all so proud of all the hard work you put in and wish you the best of luck for the future. Today you become an Old Wrekinian - welcome! Old Wrekinian Association
Thank you to all the Old Wrekinans and former parents who joined us at Wrekin for the reunion weekend!

The weekend featured an OWA House cricket tournament, with a beer bus and bouncy castles to keep all the family entertained and, a Mexican Fiesta in the evening.

On Sunday, there was the traditional OWA cricket fixtures were held against the school with some great skill on show and victories for the experienced OWA sides.

Thank you to everyone who played, supported and came to catch up with their school and fellow OWs, we look forward to welcoming you back again next summer!

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I bumped into an Old Wrekinian in Marks and Spencer… (sort of)… stunning lingerie by Damaris Evans!
Martin Thouless taught me maths in the sixth form in a group of about a dozen. He allowed us to work at our own pace so the group fragmented and James Christie, James Thomas and I formed a subgroup of three. He was possibly not the most brilliant mathematician but this contributed to has being a superb teacher. When we had a problem, he would work with us, trying different approaches until we succeeded. We therefore learned far more than we would have done if he had simply trotted out the appropriate answer, but he had to work very hard. We all three got into Oxbridge, I was lucky enough to get an open scholarship to read physics at St.John's Oxford, I think mainly due to the applied maths paper which asked us to complete at least five of eight questions, all needing different approaches. I completed all eight and I know they were right.
He would always go out of his way to help. He spotted that Christie had talent as a hurdler and spent hours coaching his technique until it was superb. I had long gone before his elevations to house master and head of maths but I can picture him as a Mr Chips.

Tony Sheridan (B 1956-61)
The oldest tree at Wrekin is having a make-over! The tree had to be cut down for safety reasons a few years ago, but it is being brought new life with the help of Old Wrekinian Association and The Chainsaw Bloke
Need help with maths, prepare for next years exams, catch up on school work missed, general help, 11+ prep, local teacher and tutor with 25 years experience, also a senior examiner for a main exam board. Tutoring is 1-1 online via zoom and a t a later stage can be at my home in Telford. I have previously taught at Wrekin College.
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Founded in 1907, the Old Wrekinian Association is an organisation which connects Wrekin College pupil

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Attention OWA! Read the information below and share with others, to help one of your fellow OW’s who is looking for an internship this summer 2023.

I am Henning, a former OW from Germany and looking for an 8-week internship in London this summer, 2023.

I am currently studying B.Sc. International Business in my second year at Maastricht University. In Maastricht I became Vice President of one of the fastest growing associations, Eloquentia Maastricht – a public speaking club - and I am a consultant at a student consultancy called Impact. I find that consulting adds practical experience to my studies alongside the diverse internships I have done so Far.

What am I looking for?
I am looking for a summer internship in London; ideally from 26th June to 18th August 2023. My interests lie especially in the fields of business/strategic development, sales/marketing, sustainable transformation, and accounting.

I am really open to a chat and for sure will forward my CV to interested people, please see below my Linkedin profile!

If any of you know someone who is looking for interns in London or if you are even hiring yourself, please contact [email protected] and we will forward your message accordingly, to get you in contact with Henning!

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Wrekin was looking resplendent in the morning sunshine today.


Happy New Year!
From all of us at Wrekin! ✨


Merry Christmas from all of us at Wrekin! We wish you and your family joy and happiness on this Christmas day! ❄️🎄

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Keep a listen out on on any of these days for a chance to listen to some highlights from our fabulous Christmas Charity Concert!

We hope you can tune in to hear the wonderful sounds that raised the roof off the Chapel!


If you are stuck for a perfect Christmas gift for a Wrekinian why not commemorate their time here with a plaque on our new Giving Wall? A perfect gift idea for a loved one who attended Wrekin and all profits go to the Foundation, to fund bursary places to help others benefit from a Wrekin education. 🎄

From just £120 you can have your very own plaque featuring your name, years at Wrekin and House.

Various sizes and options are available, with all profits going to the Foundation.

To order complete this form https://docs.google.com/.../1K6YHMBPckGZdztNllfWoKFR.../edit or contact the Foundation on 01952 265609 or email [email protected].


🎟️ Romeo and Juliet 🎟️

There are still tickets available for our fabulous performance of Romeo and Juliet!

'A darker Miracle production of Shakespeare's best known romantic tragedy. The classic tale of forbidding love, undone by belligerent families and youthful turmoil.'

Buy your tickets here*: https://buff.ly/3ETg4yh

(*Over 13s only)

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We are very excited to welcome back Old Wrekinian, Seanne Kendrick, to perform in Chapel at 7pm on Friday 18th November.

Now a talented Soprano, join us for an evening with a mix of vocal repertoire, with something to appeal to all tastes.

Book your tickets here: https://buff.ly/3EFuDp2

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Many of you will be delighted to hear that cricket is still going strong at Wrekin; confirmed by the fact it has just been named one of the top 100 senior schools for its cricketing provision.


We are delighted to announce that Wrekin has once again been named as one of The Cricketer's top 100 senior schools for its cricket provision!

The 2023 list of the best schools for cricket was finalised after an exhaustive selection process that saw a huge number submit entries for inclusion in the guide.

All entries were judged against an extensive set of criteria, which included a compelling commitment to cricket in the curriculum, facilities, fixture programmes and coaching.

Wrekin Giving Wall 17/11/2022

Wrekin Giving Wall

Commemorate your time at Wrekin with a plaque on our new Giving Wall. A perfect gift idea for a loved one who attended Wrekin, or even just for yourself as a permanent reminder of your time here with us! 🎄

From just £120 you can have your very own plaque featuring your name, years at Wrekin and House.

Various sizes and options are available, with all profits going to the Foundation.

To order complete this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1K6YHMBPckGZdztNllfWoKFRBrGTQcqnh2q5wj73MNgY/edit or contact the Foundation on 01952 265609 or email [email protected].

Wrekin Giving Wall Thank you for your interest in purchasing a plaque for the OWA's Wrekin Giving Wall project in aid of the school’s Foundation, which widens access to the school through bursaries. All plaques will be gold with black lettering, and will be screwed securely to the wood-faced, illuminated wall which ...


The Wrekin community joined together this morning for a moving Remembrance service where we remembered all those, including the many Old Wrekinians, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Pupils stood to represent each Old Wrekinian read out on the Roll of Honour, and pupils, staff and parents paid their own silent tributes as they laid their poppies on the chancel steps. Thank you to OW Lt Lee (B: 2012-18) for attending and placing the wreaths on the Chapel Memorials.

Our CCF marched through Wellington, along with other local organisations, to pay their respects at the town's memorial.

AVA LAUGH – THE AVA VIDAL COMEDY CLUB AT THE RVT, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern 02/11/2022


Fancy supporting an Old Wreck and laughing while doing so… watch Ava Vidal do her thing in the Vauxhall Tavern this Friday… 🎤

Grab your tickets now!!! 😀


AVA LAUGH – THE AVA VIDAL COMEDY CLUB AT THE RVT, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern AVA LAUGH – THE AVA VIDAL COMEDY CLUB AT THE RVT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NABIL ABDULRASHID, KEMAH BOB AND JEN IVES DOORS AT 6PM, SHOW STARTS AT 7PM On Friday 4th November we are thrilled to welcome back the amazing Ava Vidal to The RVT and this time she’s having a laugh! Ava Vidal, is a stand up com...


Mr Firth Jumps Into The Wrekin Swimming Pool

Well done Headmaster 🎓 🏊🏻‍♂️👏🏻🙌🏻

Old Wrecks… could you imagine your Headmaster doing this?

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Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our first-ever Foundation Giving Day!

We are very happy to report that together 268 parents, former parents, Old Wrekinians, staff and friends of the school gave an incredible £77,000 to transformational bursaries.

We should all be really proud of what we have achieved, so thank you for playing your part!

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Good morning and welcome to the second part of Wrekin’s first-ever Giving Day! To kick off the day we wanted to share Jacob’s story with you. Jacob is a previous bursary beneficiary and is now working as a Discovery Scientist.

Your support today will mean more young people like Jacob can access an excellent education at Wrekin.

Thank you so much to the many Old Wrekinians, parents, friends, staff and other supporters who have already shown their kindness.

If you would like to play your part, click the link here: https://buff.ly/3CC2j5Y


James Faulkner - Wrekin Giving Day

Thank you James for supporting the Foundation and our first-ever Giving Day!

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Wow! There has been such an amazing response to our first-ever Giving Day today and we are so grateful to everyone who has contributed. Thank you so very much for your support of transformational bursaries.

Every single pound that donors like you help to raise will transform lives - so if you have not already, please give what you can. Here is how your gift will make a difference to pupils like Hollie.

To make a gift, please click the link: https://buff.ly/3CC2j5Y

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It's here! Over the next action-packed 36 hours, until 9pm on 20th October, our fantastic community of pupils, parents, alumni, staff and supporters will come together to support more young people through the provision of bursaries.

To those of you who have made your gifts early – thank you so much! Because of this support, we have already raised over £14,000 and more than 40 members of our community have already taken part. We are so grateful for this support and cannot wait to see what the next 36 hours will bring.

Right now, you can transform the lives of promising young people in need of financial support by making a donation. . You can make a gift by clicking the link here: https://buff.ly/3CC2j5Y

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In 24 hours’ time our first-ever Foundation Giving Day goes live. We hope you will join us in raising vital funds to support young people with a Wrekin education.

Every donation will contribute to our Giving Day Challenges, helping to release £1000 when each challenge is completed.

If we reach our Giving Day target the Headmaster will also have to complete his own challenge which is being set by current pupils! We’ll be providing lots of updates during the Giving Day so stay tuned for more information!

Make a donation early using the link: https://buff.ly/3CC2j5Y

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Foundation Giving Day is just two days away!

Together, we can widen access to an excellent education at Wrekin. Your gift will really make a difference and with £25,000 of matched funding available, it will go even further.

If you are going to be busy this week, you can make a donation early, here’s the link: https://buff.ly/3CC2j5Y

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Andrew Huxley (N/W. 1981-86), Old Wrekinian and Chairman of the Wrekin Foundation, would like to share two exciting opportunities to join his company:

Besblock Limited are recruiting for a Trainee Operations Assistant to work in our busy transport and operations department and also a Trainee Sales executive to work alongside our existing sales team.

Ideally, recent Graduates looking to gain and develop a range of skills and explore long term opportunities within the business. Both positions are located in our busy Telford HQ.

Email a CV or give us a call to apply.
[email protected]
01952 685000


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Could you be the new Alumni Assistant? Wrekin is seeking to recruit a creative, collaborative and energetic Alumni Assistant to build and enhance relationships with its alumni and enable this diverse audience of former pupils in the UK and around the world to stay connected with Wrekin and each other. To find out more and apply click here: https://buff.ly/3e7b7Yd.

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Everyone here at Wrekin is starting to get excited. There are just two weeks until our first-ever Foundation Giving Day gets underway at 9am on 19th October.

There is already a real buzz around school about the life-changing difference this day will have on the lives of young people in our community and we hope that you will consider taking part.

So for 36 fun-filled hours - until 9pm on 20th October – we are asking you, and the entire Wrekin community to get involved to help raise much needed funds for more transformational bursaries for young people to attend Wrekin.

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Due to events surrounding the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, we took the decision to postpone the Foundation Giving Day and it will now take place on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th October.

Despite the change in date, the purpose of our first-ever Giving Day, where you can have a direct impact on transforming the lives of ambitious young people, remains very much the same.

Over the course of 36 hours we are inviting you, and the whole school community, to come together and make a difference by funding life-changing bursaries at Wrekin.

So make sure you put 19th-20th October in your diary and look out for further updates by email and on social media as we get closer to the day itself.

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Richmond Rugby v Bedford Blues – Saturday 29th October 2022 Athletic Ground, Richmond London.

Fancy a day out at the Rugby? Join the OW London party at the Athletic Ground, Richmond for this exciting Rugby Championship encounter. We’ll start off at the Shaftesbury Arms on Kew Road for Lunch and drinks (just a few minutes’ walk from the Ground) before settling in to watch a decent game of Rugby.

DM to let us know you'll be joining us

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David Beresford's funeral will be held on Monday 10th October at 12.30 at Telford Crematorium TF2 9NJ.

Barbara Beresford hopes that many Wrekinians will be able to come. There will be a Wake afterwards, venue as yet to be confirmed.

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We are very sorry to inform you of the passing of David Beresford (Staff 1967-94).

David was not only Housemaster of Tudor for 15 years but also Deputy Head, CO of CCF and Head of Physics.

The OWA send their sincerest condolences to his family including his widow, Barbara.

We will communicate details of the obsequies as and when we have them.

We encourage you to share your memories and messages of condolence in the comments section below.

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We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family at this very sad and difficult time.

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📆 Save the Date 📆

We are very excited to announce that we are running our first-ever Foundation Giving Day from 9am on Wednesday 28th September to 9pm on Thursday 29th September.

The Giving Day is all about raising funds for Foundation bursaries.

These means-tested bursaries of 75% to 100% funding widen access to our school to those who would benefit from an excellent education but who lack the financial means to attend.

There are plenty of ways to get involved, so make sure you save the date!
Find out more: https://buff.ly/3KDXjjH

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Tickets for the Hoylake Dinner at the prestigious Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Friday 14th October are selling fast so if you have not already confirmed your place, be sure to let us know soon!

You can contact David Lewis (T.1976-80) directly or contact the office via email [email protected] or phone 01952 265609.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Can you help?

An OW is relocating to Manchester and is looking to rent a two bed flat. They are struggling to find somewhere at the moment, so if you can help please get in touch via DM or email [email protected] and we will put you in touch!

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It's fantastic to see Old Wrekinians leading the way on exciting projects such as UCL Leaders, well done to Kaja and Olga!

They are looking for sponsors to support the biggest student-led conference in the UK. If any fellow Old Wrekinians would like to get involved, all the details can be found here: https://wrekinconnect.co.uk/news/featured-news-items/174/174-UCL-Leaders-2023-Old-Wrekinians-as-Project-Leaders-of-one-of-the-biggest-student-led-conferences

Next year, January 2023, two Old Wrekinians, Kaja and Olga, are leading one of the biggest student-led conferences in the UK.

Over the course of two days students will come together to attend talks and workshops with industry leaders. The annual conference is designed to spark debate between experts and the next generation of leaders around pertinent global issues affecting every community, such as sustainability, equality, climate change and technology, including artificial intelligence.

UCL Leaders will take place in London on the 20th and 21st January. Both Olga and Kaja are grateful for the opportunity to have been able to join the Wrekin community and would love to welcome as many current pupils and recent leavers as possible to London for the next edition of UCL Leaders. Find out more -

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The next round of the Shropshire Society's drinks and nibbles events will be at the Water Rat, Ironbridge this Thursday from 7pm.

Make the most of the good weather and come along for a drink on the OWA! Partners, friends and family are more than welcome.

To let us know you will be coming, please click the link: https://buff.ly/3QvQ1jD


It was a great effort yesterday but sadly our OW side came up short losing by 1 wicket to Old Hamptonians in the semi final of the cricketers trophy!!

We have given a great account of ourselves in our first year in this very tough competition…. But we will be back next year to bring it home! 🏆🏏

Also a big thank you to Bearings Revolution for sponsoring the side & Well done to the Skipper James Shaw for all his hard work behind the scenes & running the side.


Here is the OWA team to face the Old Hamptonians in the semi-final of The Cricketer Trophy. We will be posting throughout the day so keep your eyes peeled. Good luck to all the players involved

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The 2022 Old Wrekinian Hoylake Dinner at the prestigious Royal Liverpool Golf Club (host of the 151st Open in 2023) will be held on the evening of Friday 14th October.

It is a fantastic occasion, with excellent food and a lively atmosphere. The dinner is open to all Old Wrekinians (and other halves), offering the opportunity to catch up with one another and hear the current state of play at Wrekin.

Tickets are £60 to include a glass of fizz & canapes on arrival, dinner, a few glasses of wine and coffee. If you would like to reserve a place, please email [email protected]

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