A Warm Welcome to All Elthamians and Friends of Eltham College
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During the summer, Eltham College took a production of Sweeny Todd to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which featured nine OEs in the cast and band.
My father changed his job and became Chief Executive of the London Borough of Bexley. Having been born in Lincoln I was, aged 13, initially very reluctant to move and live in Bexleyheath.
I joined Eltham College and, for me, it turned out to be a new lease of life and I was very happy there.
Julius Sweetland (2001) has developed OptiKey, an assistive on-screen keyboard which runs on Windows. Designed to be used with a low cost eye-tracking device, it will bring keyboard control, mouse control and speech to people with motor and speech limitations, such as people living with Motor Neuron Disease (MND).
Josh de Maid (2015) knew that he wanted to be a pilot from a young age and has now commenced a training course with CTC Aviation and is hoping to qualify in 2017.
OE John Naylor left 1950 and came back in September, for his first visit to Eltham College since leaving 65 years ago. John was joined by his wife, sister-in-law and brother-in-law for the tour of the school and grounds.
“Honest", "hard-hitting" and "inspirational” were just some of the words used to describe the Working in Medicine Careers Forum, held in the ABH Theatre on Tuesday 6 October. We were delighted to welcome back six OE panellists including eminent Professor of Haemato-Oncology, Ray Powles CBE (1956).
The centenary of the death of WG Grace, probably the most famous cricketer in the history of the game, fell during half term and a special event was held in Beckenham, where he is buried. Following a dedication at the Grace grave by the Rev Derek Carpenter, a reception and service were held in St George's Church exactly 100 years after WG's death on 23 October 1915.
It was a great turn out at the 2005 reunion drinks at Devonshire Terrace in September. With over 30 OEs joining the reception, there was lots of catching up to be done!