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Old Wulfrunians of WGS

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Not sure who may be on this group for whom the following images will be relevant - Founder's Day 1977
I was a pupil at WGS 1950 - 1955 approx. Anyone remember me? I'd like to get in touch with some of the lads I was at school with - er - with whom I was at school . . .
Class of '89 competing in Japan with daughters. #Aikido #nevertooold
Chapeau to all those who got their GCSE results today. 37 year ago, I managed to scrape 5 A's, 2 B's and 2 C's, which was quite a good result back in those days and allowed me into the sixth form to study Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Back in the day, some students would be put into the remove', which basically meant they had to start the sixth form, but also retake their GCE's (as they were ) at Xmas, before being allowed into the sixth form proper. The requirement for sixth form was 5 grade C's or above....How times have changed. Below is a link to the GCE English paper we sat that year on 25th and 26th June 1979, in an upstairs classroom in the Hallmark buidling, with the chairs facing away from the windows to avoid distractions.
Saw this flyer in a shop in Barmouth. I'm thinking that this is likely to be our very own Jim Chugg (JPAC), who taught geography at the school in the 1970s and now lives in Bryncruig, near Tywyn, Wales.

Old Wulfrunians of Wolverhampton Grammar School Old Wulfrunians of Wolverhampton Grammar School. This site is dedicated to offering a vehicle for Old Wulfrunians to communicate with the school and more importantly each other, in a celebration of what makes the WGS community so special.

We also recognise that this community is not just made up of alumni, so we very much hope that past parents will also use this site to establish (or re-establish) links with the school they so generously supported in the past. We would like this site to be a catalyst from which will spark a host of events including year group reunions, Coast 2 Coast reunions, big band reunions, theatrical reunions

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 11/04/2022

Thank you, John Dunne (OW 1986) for your impromptu visit to School last week. The walk around campus and laughter from shared anecdotes certainly brightened up the day. ๐Ÿ˜Š

It was good to see you in your old form room in the Hallmark Building too! ๐Ÿซ

Wishing you a safe journey back to Australia - please keep in touch!

Timeline photos 09/04/2022

This time last week we welcomed back the Class of 1997 for their 25 year reunion. It was lovely to see so many OWs back in Big School again! ๐Ÿ™‚

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Read more: https://wgs.org.uk/welcome-back-class-of-1997/

Watch this space for more photos next week! ๐Ÿ“ธ

Timeline photos 05/04/2022

We are looking forward to welcoming Sathnam Sanghera (OW 1995) and Richard Hawkes OBE (OW 1983) back to School on Thursday 28th April for โ€˜Empire Reflecting Backโ€™ with Spectra.

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ To book your free ticket to this event, please visit: www.wgs.org.uk/empire-reflecting-back

โ€˜Empire Reflecting Backโ€™ โ€“ an event for the public with Sathnam Sanghera on Thursday 28th April at 6pm.

Spectra, a social value agency based in Wolverhampton, and Wolverhampton Grammar School have teamed up to welcome Sathnam Sanghera back to his home city. The Times journalist, author and presenter will appear on a panel alongside three other erudite thinkers to discuss a number of the themes emerging from his book Empireland and Channel 4 television series Empire State of Mind, which together explore how Imperialism has shaped modern Britain.

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ To book your free ticket and learn more about the event, please visit: https://wgs.org.uk/empire-reflecting-back

Timeline photos 01/04/2022

Wulfrunian 2021 is out now! ๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ

To read this year's edition, which features the legendary John Johnson, JJ, on the cover, please visit: https://wgs.org.uk/news-and-events/publications/wulfrunian-magazine/

If you would like to request a hard copy, please email: [email protected].

Timeline photos 31/03/2022

Over the last week, we have been lucky enough to have two OWs visit us at School!

It was great to see Steven Cooper (OW 1990) - we hope you enjoyed catching up with Nic Anderson (OW 1990) and your tour of School!

A big thank you also to Ajay Sharma (OW 2013) for a very inspirational lunchtime talk for students aspiring to pursue a career in Law.

Timeline photos 28/03/2022

Calling the Class of 1997!

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to School for your 25 year reunion on Saturday 2nd April. Be prepared for a display of old photographs and memorabilia from the archives. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Timeline photos 25/03/2022

Don't forget the clocks spring forward an hour on Sunday, as we take one step closer to those long-awaited summer months. โ˜€๏ธโฐ

Photos from Wolverhampton Grammar School Official's post 24/03/2022

Did you take part in Coast 2 Coast when you were at School? ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพ

This year's team have chosen to fundraise for Teenage Cancer Trust, and are over half way to smashing their fundraising target of ยฃ3,000.

If you would like to make a donation, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wgscoast-2-coast2022?fbclid=IwAR2HakXISsMsY_flyU5DfOBwUz8Gvm6fkzPgUSTLj5UnXEeTa8AnqXgLikE

Timeline photos 23/03/2022

Do you have a child in Year 5 and would you like them to come and get a taste of what life will be like at a Senior School?

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Visit https://wgs.org.uk/discoveryday/ to find out more information and to register your child for this event.

Our Secondary School Discovery Day is back! We're opening our doors to Year 5 children from any school to come and get a taste of what life will be like at a Senior School.

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Parents must register children in advance by using our online booking form: https://wgs.org.uk/discoveryday/

Timeline photos 17/03/2022

Earlier this week, Years 10, 11 and Lower Sixth students benefited from an afternoon full of inspirational talks and meaningful advice from former students.

Thank you to all OWs for giving your time and sharing your experiences! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Timeline photos 22/02/2022

Congratulations to Tar in Year 11 for winning the Senior School House Talent Show on Friday.๐ŸŽค

Many thanks to our OW judges Tom Watson (OW 2012), Laura Simms (OW 2017) and Greg Rollason (OW 2010) for their help in choosing the winner. ๐Ÿ†

Photos from Great Britain Hockey's post 16/02/2022

It's a hat trick for Nick!

First being selected for the first ever International Hockey Federation (FIH) Squad, then scoring his first international goal against Spain and now a member of the Team GB Hockey training squad.๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰

Timeline photos 08/02/2022

Many congratulations to Nick Bandurak
(OW 2011) for scoring his first international goal for England ๐Ÿ‘

Tune in to @btsport on 19-20th February to see Nick and the team in their second fixture against Argentina.

Good luck! ๐Ÿ˜Š

04/02/2022

Many congratulations to Nick Bandurak (OW 2011) for being selected as part of Englandโ€™s first ever menโ€™s squad.๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ“บ Tune in to BT Sport on 4-5th February to see Nick and the team in action against Spain.

Best of luck, Nick! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is our first ever men's squad ๐Ÿ™Œ

Seven new faces could make their international debuts while many familiar faces are also returning ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

We play ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ on 4-5 February ๐Ÿ“…

๐Ÿ”— https://eng.hockey/3GyOy6Z

Timeline photos 02/02/2022

Huge congratulations to Ben Hart (OW 2013) and his partner, Rachel, for winning the 2022 Jesters Universities Mixed Eton Fives tournament this week. ๐Ÿ†

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Read more: http://etonfives.com/news/3201-oxford-win-the-mixed

๐Ÿ“ท: Eton Fives Association

Timeline photos 27/01/2022

Last year, Mike McEwan (OW 2009) kindly donated a scarf from his uncle George's (OW 1943) collection to School.

To arrange a visit or donate an item, please email [email protected] - our new, dedicated email for the Archives.

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Timeline photos 20/01/2022

This weekโ€™s takes us back to the annual red books. We almost have a full collection but are missing a few editions: 1924-5, 1927-8, 1940-1 and 1952-7.

If anyone has any copies of these, please do share them with us! ๐Ÿ“•

Photos from Wolverhampton Grammar School Official's post 18/01/2022

Take a look at the stunning sunrise over Moreton's Piece. ๐ŸŒ…

Share your winter morning memories with us. ๐Ÿ’ญ

13/01/2022

Good luck everyone! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

Do you remember how you felt on the first day of your mocks? Any advice for current students would be gratefully received... ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck to all Year 11 and Upper Sixth students who start their mock exams today.

You've got this! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“

Timeline photos 01/01/2022

Happy New Year to all our Old Wulfrunians! ๐Ÿฅณ

Timeline photos 25/12/2021

Season's Greetings. ๐ŸŽ„

Congratulations to Tapiwa in Year 7 for winning this year's Christmas Card competition. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

We hope everyone enjoys a peaceful and well-deserved rest over the holidays.

Timeline photos 09/12/2021

Todayโ€™s is a whole-school photograph taken in 1911. ๐Ÿ“ท

Do you remember being part of a photograph like this during your time at School? If so, take a photo of your copy and share it with us for all to see!

Timeline photos 25/11/2021

"You boy..." but who is the finger pointing at? Today's is a photograph taken from band practice in Big School in the late 60s early 70s era.

Can you spot anyone you know and are you still playing your brass instruments ?๐ŸŽบ

Timeline photos 24/11/2021

Don't forget to tune in to the second episode of โ€˜Empire State of Mindโ€™ this Saturday at 9pm, featuring Sathnam Sanghera (OW 1995) and Bernard Trafford. ๐Ÿ“บ

๐Ÿ’ป Watch the first episode here: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/empire-state-of-mind

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Learn more about Sathnam's visit to School earlier this year: https://wgs.org.uk/school-features-in-sathnam-sangheras-empire-state-of-mind-on-c4/

Sandpaper Films

24/11/2021

Congratulations to Old Wulfrunian, George Fouracres on his forthcoming live recording at the Arena Theatre.

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Apply for free tickets and find out more here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/george-fouracres-3dec21/#/Your%20Details

Join us for the recording of a Radio 4 stand-up special from celebrated comedy star, George Fouracres (Daphne, Pls Like, Raised by Wolves) as he tells his story of growing up living with his Grandad and brothers in Wolverhampton.

๐Ÿ“… Friday 3rd December (7.30pm)
๐ŸŽŸ https://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/george-fouracres-3dec21

Timeline photos 23/11/2021

Calling the Class of 2021! ๐Ÿ“ข Now that you are an Old Wulfrunian (OW) we hope you will want to stay in touch and continue to have an active interest in the future life of your School.

Let us know what you're up to here: https://wgs.org.uk/calling-the-class-of-2021/

Timeline photos 19/11/2021

Don't forget to tune in to Channel 4 tomorrow night at 9pm for 'Empire State of Mind', presented by Sathnam Sanghera (OW 1995) ๐Ÿ“บ

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Visit: https://wgs.org.uk/school-features-in-sathnam-sangheras-empire-state-of-mind-on-c4/ for more information.

Timeline photos 18/11/2021

Today's is from a trip to Scotland in 2012 and was sent to us by Mr Smith.

Can you spot anyone that you know? Help us fill in the blanks or let us know about your own sports trip memories! ๐Ÿ‰

Timeline photos 16/11/2021

Tune in to Channel 4 at 9pm on Saturday to see Sathnam Sanghera (OW 1995) present: โ€˜Empire State of Mind: How Empire has Shaped Modern Britainโ€™. ๐Ÿ“บ

Keep an eye out for the second episode too โ€“ showing next week on Saturday 27th November!

Sandpaper Films

14/11/2021

We Will Remember Them. ๐ŸŒน

We Will Remember Them. ๐ŸŒน

Thank you to Lower Sixth student Tom, for playing The Last Post outside the Sixth Form Centre during the two minute silence to mark Armistice Day on Thursday.

Timeline photos 12/11/2021

We would like to say a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the one and only JJ on his 70th birthday! ๐Ÿฅณ

Please join us in sending many happy returns!

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