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'Splendid' theatrical masterclass for Drama students

Splendid Productions brought their adapted and abridged version of Dr Faustus to the QET, offering our Drama pupils a highly entertaining and instructive theatrical performance.

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Virtuosic Trumpet Recital

The halfway point of each week at Oakham School is always marked with a recital in the local parish church, All Saints'...

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Form 6 enjoy their annual Burns Night celebration

Form 6 boarders and day pupils enjoyed their annual Burns Night celebration last weekend, which saw them joining together for a special Scottish meal and some Scottish dancing. 

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Tigers Academy continue winning streak at Oakham

Oakham School was delighted to host a nail-biting Leicester Tigers vs Saracens U18 Academy fixture on Saturday, with five current pupils enjoying a ‘home turf’ advantage whilst representing the Tigers.

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Impressive Piano & Flute Recital

Our second instalment of the Spring term's Music at Lunchtime series welcomed the multi-talented Jessica, who performed both on the flute and piano.

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Phoebe meets Tim Peake at Sir Isaac Newton event

Phoebe in Form 7 recently attended the prestigious Newton’s Space Saplings event, after receiving a special invite as a result of her involvement as a volunteer at Woolsthorpe Manor, the birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton.

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Oakham and Harington joint Art Exhibition

Form 6 art students were delighted to welcome A-level artists from Harington School to view their joint exhibition in the Wheelhouse Gallery last week.

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Terrific Trombone Recital

Our Spring Term of Music at Lunchtime recitals launched with our fantastic Graduate Musician, Mr Arkwright, performing a terrific trombone recital.

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Music College Success for Emilia

Congratulations to Form 7 music scholar, Emilia, who has been awarded a scholarship to study the oboe at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama...

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Ski Blog: La Plagne

A group of Middle and Upper School students have travelled to the French Alps to enjoy some skiing at La Plagne ski resort before Christmas.

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Inspectors rate Oakham 'Excellent'

Oakham School has been given ‘top marks’ in its latest inspection report from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), with the quality of education at Oakham being rated ‘Excellent’ – the highest rating schools can be awarded.

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A busy term for Politics

It has been a busy and interesting term for pupils to learn about, be inspired by, and generally keep up with Politics!

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OO Richard Hope inspires Oakham's actors

On Sunday, OO and critically-acclaimed actor Richard Hope (71) led a workshop in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (QET) for some of the Drama Department’s scholars and GCSE pupils.

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Chicago and 'all that jazz' returns

Oakham’s actors achieved the feat of five nights of standing ovations in front of a full house for their fantastic performances in Chicago.

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Oakham's 25th Library celebrations

Oakham was delighted to welcome a renowned author, a leading academic, and the CEO of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals to our 25th anniversary celebrations of the Smallbone Library.

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National Finals beckon for Oakham's Hockey players!

Oakham’s 1st VI has successfully qualified for the National Indoor Hockey Finals, after being crowned Midlands champions in an incredibly fierce regional tournament held at the weekend.

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Christmas Wreath-Making

The Art department welcomed teachers and support staff this week to a Christmas wreath workshop.

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U14, U16 and U19 crowned County Netball champions!

Oakham’s Netball teams have completed a clean sweep at the Leicestershire and Rutland County Championships by winning all three titles: the U14, U16 and U19s.

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Mesmerizing Piano Recital

Our Winter Term Music at Lunchtime concert series was brought to a close with a mesmerizing piano recital by Form 6 Music Scholar, Rupert. 

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Lower School Live in Concert

The final Friday night concert of the term presented an opportunity for Lower School musicians to show the fruits of their labours...

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Oakhamian Cricketer Wins Double Award.

Congratulations to Form 4 pupil Will who has won the Leicestershire County Cricket Club Batsman of the year award for the second year running and Rutland League Performance of the Year for a century in the league.

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Politics comes to life in Oakham's Mock Election

It has been a busy and interesting term for Oakham’s Politics Department - keeping pupils up to date with all of the latest political developments, as well as arranging a snap mock election!

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Oakhamians join the Woodland Trust's "Big Climate Fightback" campaign

On Saturday a small group of Oakham pupils attended a tree-planting event in Derbyshire as part of the Woodland Trust’s “Big Climate Fightback”; a national event providing opportunities for people to get involved in tree-planting activities across the country to help reduce the effects of climate change.

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Oakham School Christmas Craft Event

The Art department welcomed staff and pupils to a Christmas Craft event at lunchtime in the Smallbone Library.

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Music For Celebration

Well done to Arthur, Thomas and Joshua for winning the book-themed composition competition launched in collaboration with the Music Department.

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IB Diploma Visual Arts Show

Form 7 pupils studying for an IB Diploma in Visual Arts held a mock exhibition showing their fantastic key work to date in the Wheelhouse Gallery.

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Old Oakhamian President's Dinner 2019

Old Oakhamians gathered from across the UK to attend the annual Old Oakhamian President’s Dinner, which this year took place in the Barraclough Dining Hall at the School.

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OO President Kat Klohe Chats To 7th Formers About Life During And Since Oakham

Kat Klohe (OO ’07) visited the Social Science Faculty on Friday before the OO President’s dinner to share her experience of Oakham School, her life experience after Oakham and to raise awareness of neglected tropical diseases and how they hamper the development of Less Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs).

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Autumn Concert 2019

The Autumn Concert got under way with a fiercely intense performance of Ravel’s Bolero.

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Barrow House win Debating Championship!

Congratulations to Barrow House who won the ‘Champion of Champions’ inter-house debating competition. Barrow House is only one of two Middle School houses to have ever defeated their Upper School opponents in the Champions final!

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Music at Lunchtime | October

Every Wednesday, our pupils perform fanstatic concerts at All Saints' Church. We take a moment to throwback to our October lunchtime recitals.

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Staff Enjoy Cyanotype Workshop

On Tuesday evening the Art department ran a cyanotype workshop for members of staff to help them learn a new creative process and to commit some time for their own wellbeing.

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Indoor Hockey Success!

Oakham School’s indoor hockey players have been putting in some excellent performances this term, with teams reaching both the County and Regional Finals.

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Oakhamian Wins Award For His Sheep Handler Skills

Well done to Form 1 pupil Charles who won 2nd   place in the Junior handler category at the North Wales and Mercia Region Annual Lamb Show with his Ryeland called Rose.

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U16 Netball Team Through To Regional Finals!

Congratulations to the U16 Netball team who were clear winners in the recent County tournament, winning all of their six matches to secure a place in the Regionals tournament.

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Ensembles in Concert

Oakham’s busy concert schedule continued on Friday night in the Chapel with several of our leading ensembles...

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U13A rugby squad coached by OO rugby stars

Oakham School welcomed back Old Oakhamians and current Leicester Tigers rugby players Jack Van Poortvliet and Sam Costelow, alongside fellow Tigers player James Whitcombe, to help coach the U13A rugby squad in their preparations for their forthcoming competitions.

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Order! Form 5 Citizenship Pupils Visit Parliament

On Wednesday 6 November, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched the Conservative Party's General Election campaign, 26 pupils who study GCSE Citizenship made the journey into Westminster for an immersive day of activities, which provided insights into both past and present UK politics.   

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Geography And Design Technology Trip To Bologna

Upper school Geography and Design Technology pupils spent October half-term holiday in and around the magnificent city of Bologna, Northern Italy. 

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Oakhamian Hockey stars selected for England squads

Well done to Becca (Form 6) and Tilly (Form 4) who have been selected as members of the England National Age Group (NAGS) Hockey U18 and U16 squads respectively.  

 

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Oakham School Supports ISC's Partnership Week

This week Oakham School is delighted to be supporting the ISC’s Partnership Week, which aims to shine a light on the wonderful work taking place in independent schools across the UK.

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Oakhamian wins Philosothon
Oakham Philosophy pupils are celebrating this week after a member of their team won the annual Philosothon competition at Stowe School. 
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Informal Chamber Music Recital
The Music Department’s annual showcase of Chamber Music moved to a new venue this term on Thursday 3 October, with a capacity audience enjoying the more intimate surroundings of Old Hall.
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A group of students and staff are heading to Mexico to enjoy an unforgettable underwater experience. 

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The Art department has had a busy few days with Form 3 creative projects taking place over a day and a half. 

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Oakham Piano Trio
We are delighted to be welcoming back Oakham School music staff, Anne Bolt, Martin Cropper and Richard Jenkinson to perform a captivating chamber music recital in the School Chapel this evening. Concerts Administrator, Sabine Russell, talks to cellist, Richard, ahead of the concert.
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Visiting Prep School Music Musicians sample the very Best of Broadway
We were delighted to welcome nearly 200 visiting Prep School musicians to Oakham School on Tuesday 8 October for our annual Prep Schools’ Music Day. Taking the exciting theme Best of Broadway, this year’s event offered opportunities for brass, percussion & woodwind players and singers.
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Film maker and award-winning author Matt Dickinson made a return visit to Oakham School to give talks on topics including climbing Everest, film-making and glaciers.

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Form 6 pupils recently took part in a mini Model United Nations (MUN) event.

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Oakham students are looking forward to facing a wide array of challenges as part of their Service Weekend over the next three days.

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Oakham’s U19 netball team are celebrating after winning all 8 games at the County Tournament to secure their place in the Regional Tournament for the 8th year running.

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Dring Trio
On Wednesday 25 September, we were treated to an impressive lunchtime recital from Jessica flute, Rupert oboe and Becky piano.
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Well done to Lower 1 pupil Lottie who has won the U11 Girls’ Cross Country event for the second time running in two weeks, with the girls’ team finishing 3rd and the boys finishing 2nd. 

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Congratulations to Form 7 student Joshua and Form 5 pupils Archie and Alex who won first, second and third place respectively in the recent Otterbox Design competition.

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Oakham U14 netball team are celebrating after winning all 5 of their games at the County Tournament reaching the Final to be played in December.

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Form 6 A-level & IB Diploma Design Technology pupils recently visited Jaguar Land Rover to learn about their production line, their testing process and to see how their vehicles develop into world-class, high performance cars.

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A talented Music Scholar from Oakham School has been invited to join the elite National Youth Chamber Choir – an accolade usually given to those who are beginning their professional singing careers, not when they are still studying at school!

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Pupils in Forms 1 to 7 have recently entered the Otterbox Design competition, the results of which have yet to be announced.

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Dr Arfon Rees, retired Professor of Russian History at Birmingham University, gave a lecture to Form 6 A-level students on ‘Dilemmas in modernising Russia’.

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The Art Department recently hosted a bookbinding workshop for School staff. Participants learned the art of bookbinding and then used the books that they made for drawing and collage.   

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This week we were witness to a beautiful oboe recital from Emilia. The Form 7 music exhibitioner performed music by Telemann, Saint-Saëns and Bellini.
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As part of the Lower School’s induction programme, Form 1 spent two wonderful days camping in the countryside near Harringworth, developing their learning skills outside the classroom.

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Congratulations to 19 CCF cadets in Form 7 who have achieved a BTEC Diploma Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community.

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Congratulations to Wharflands House who swept the board at the annual interhouse Steeplechase winning the Junior, Inter and the Senior races. 

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GCSE Form 4 pupils visited a few of the capital’s museums to conduct primary research, learn about the designers, their work and the influences that inspired them. 

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Lower 1 pupils enjoyed a visit to nearby Egleton Nature Reserve at Rutland Water to learn about the different habitats found there.

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Our Music at Lunchtime series continued with a vocal recital by Form 7 music scholar Holly. The recital featured the Cabaret Songs by Britten and A word on my ear by Flanders and Swann.
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Our Music at Lunchtime 2019/20 series began with our annual recital by Peter Davis, Director of Music, who treated us to two organ works of the Classical repertoire betwixt a piece of piano music by contemporary Latvian composer, Peteris Vasks. 
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GCSE geographers have been investigating the impact of tourism with groups travelling to the town of Stratford-upon-Avon and the city of Cambridge to carry out their research.

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Oakham School was privileged to welcome the renowned musicians of Tim Garland’s Weather Walker Trio to the School Chapel on Thursday 12 September. 
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Oakham School welcomed back 9 Old Oakhamians last weekend to take on the current 1st VII netball team in a battle of ‘youth versus experience’. 

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In July, 51 pupil musicians and 6 staff travelled to Riga in Latvia for a hugely successful one week music tour.
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Oakhamians have been awarded an impressive 170 of the top ‘9’ grades, in this year’s GCSE examinations – a 9% increase on last year’s results. 

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Form 6 cadets from Oakham School Combined Cadet Force (CCF) are in the Telemark region of southern Norway undertaking their assessed Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition. 
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A group of Oakham students have travelled to India to work on a School building project and explore the country.
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IB Diploma students from Oakham School are celebrating today having received excellent International Baccalaureate Diploma results that, once again, place them amongst some of the highest scoring IB students in the world.
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The School’s orchestras have enjoyed an excellent year of performances, leading up to their final Oakham concert of the season on Friday 21 June. They offered a wide-ranging programme of popular orchestral classics, which was hugely appreciated by the Chapel audience.

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The Chamber Choir traditionally gives the final lunchtime recital of the academic year during the Oakham Festival, and this year was no exception. The choir presented a programme contrasting French choral works with more contemporary spiritual arrangements by Ken Burton.
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Despite the inclement weather ‘stopping play’ a few too many times, it’s been an excellent season for cricket at Oakham!  

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Oakham’s athletes go from strength to strength – breaking school records, as well as racking up a variety of podium finishes in meets across the county, region and country!

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As part of the Form 4 Project, which enables pupils to further develop their team-working, research and presentation skills, nineteen students worked with Andrew Gillespie, a contemporary Artist based in Birmingham.
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Form 6 Critical and Contextual Studies’ students have recently taken inspiration from a visit to Cambridge for their ‘Personal Investigation’ project.

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As part of the Form 4 Project; a 2-day project enabling pupils to further develop their team-working, research and presentation skills, nineteen students worked with Andrew Gillespie, a contemporary Artist based in Birmingham.

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The final Lower School concert of the year was full of a large variety of performances with something for everyone. From ensembles to soloists, it was a chance for them to demonstrate all the skills they had been fine-tuning throughout the year.
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Over two sunny June days, more reminiscent of Italy than the UK in 2019, 25 Form 4 Oakhamians took part in the Language and Business Challenge Project “The Italian Job”.

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It’s been another impressive year for students taking part in the TeenTech Awards at Oakham School:  with teams winning much-coveted places in the Final for the fourth year running!

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Oakham students have just returned from a very successful Alkmaar International MUN debating competition, where they have received huge praise for their debating skills representing the Republic of Korea and Belgium.

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A double bill this week! We welcomed Oakham School's Guitar Ensemble for their first Music at Lunchtime concert, followed by flute finesse from Thomas.
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On Wednesday 22 May, for our weekly Music at Lunchtime concert, we were lucky to hear a complete performance of Bach's Double Violin Concerto.
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At lunchtime on Wednesday Form 1 and lower 1 pupils were treated to a French story telling event.

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Inter-house competitions of various sorts take place regularly throughout the year and this week saw the Lower School Girls compete in their annual Inter-house Tennis Tournament.

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Well done to Eric (Form 2), Ranulph (Form 4) and Eloise (Form 6) who are winners of the inaugural Geography Photography Competition, the theme of which was “Geography – Human or Physical”.

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Oakham School was honoured to welcome Nobel Prize winner and current President of the Royal Society, Dr Venkatraman Ramakrishnan FRS, for a unique event: ‘In conversation with Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Laureate.’

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A team of students from Oakham School have won the prestigious ‘Innovation Award’ for their work in the Engineering in Education Scheme (EES), beating over 100 schools from the East Midlands who took part in the competition.

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The Leicestershire Youth Hockey Schools and Youth Presentation evening saw Oakhamians pick up plenty of awards for their successful 2018-2019 season.

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Form 4 Artists enjoyed a visit to Pitt Rivers, the Museum of Natural History and the Ashmolean in Oxford. 

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For this week's Music at Lunchtime concert, we were blown away by the vocal athletism and vitality of Grace's performance of a selection of French Operatic Arias.
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Lower School boys from Peterborough (PH) and Sargants Houses – together with a group of Hodges girl boarders – challenged themselves once again to cycle around Rutland Water raising money for charity in the process.

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Lower One have set off on their annual residential trip to Lea Green Development Centre near Matlock in Derbyshire.

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Two talented actors from Oakham School have been offered a much-coveted place in The National Youth Theatre (NYT) of Great Britain. 

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Prep School pupils from Witham Hall, St Hugh’s School and Spratton Hall enjoyed a day of A Midsummer Night’s Dream themed drama and dance workshops as part of Oakham’s Prep School Drama Day.
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Old Oakhamian and Leicester Tigers player Matt Smith has announced his retirement from professional rugby at the end of the season after a 14 year career, which saw him amass 227 appearances and score 30 tries for the club. 

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Form 6 students studying Environmental Systems and Society as part of their IB Diploma visited Twycross Zoo to learn more about biodiversity and conservation.

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Computer Science students took part in Oakham’s second-ever Hackathon along with students from Dixie Grammar.

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Congratulations to Form 1 pupil Sofia who won Gold medals in the U13 girls 800m and 1500m races at the Northamptonshire County Track and Field Championships.

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Friday 3 May brought us our first major concert of the Spring Term, with fantastic music from Chamber Orchestra, Wind Band, Polyphonix and Concert Band.
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Oakham School is honoured to be welcoming Nobel Prize winner and current President of the Royal Society Dr Venkatraman Ramakrishnan FRS on Thursday 16 May for a unique event: ‘In conversation with Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Laureate.’

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Findlay gave a beautiful and impressive 'cello recital, with music by Bach, Casals and Saint-Saëns?.
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Congratulations to Form 6 student Janhavi who has been given the honour to chair an international committee on the General Assembly at the International Model United Nations Conference (MUN) being held in Alkmaar, Holland after half-term. 

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Fasten your seatbelts, set your ray guns to stun and prepare to blast off with Oakham’s talented actors in their rendition of the Olivier-award winning musical - Forbidden Planet!

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Our Summer Term Music at Lunchtime concert series began with a spectacular start as we were treated to a performance of Beethoven’s Sonata No. 1 in D Major.
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Over the Easter break, 48 Middle School geographers headed to Iceland to explore the varied physical and human geography aspects of this amazing island.
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German Exchange Trip to Weinheim
 

Form 3 pupils travelled to Weinheim in Germany during the first week of the Easter holidays to stay with their German exchange families and experience first-hand the language and culture of Germany.

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Over Easter, students from Forms 3 and 4 embarked on the annual French exchange trip to the beautiful southern city of Montpellier.

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A group of Lower School students have travelled to the French Alps to enjoy some skiing at Les Deux Alpes ski resort over the Easter holidays. 
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As we take a well-earned break after a bustling Spring term, we reflect back on the last month of spectacular Music at Lunchtime concerts, put on by our talented students.

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Oakham’s netball players reach National Finals, are inspired & coached by England player Jodie Gibson & have been selected to play for Netball Academies. 

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During the last week of the Spring Term, Oakham’s IB Diploma students enjoyed an evening of celebration and awards, recognising achievement within the IB Diploma Programme. 

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Oakham Hockey has seen a victorious term with teams reaching Regional and National Finals, securing the League title and players celebrating representative honours.

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Oakham Shooting has seen impressive results this term with shooters winning the Midlands Schools Cup, students being selected to shoot at a National level and teams reaching the Finals in their specific shooting categories.

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Congratulations to talented mathematician Ryan in Form 5 who has been invited to the National Mathematics Summer School as a result of his excellent performance in the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Intermediate Challenge.

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Oakham’s Drama Scholars took part in an extraordinary production of ‘Handbagged’ by Moria Buffini which left audiences not only on their feet with appreciation, but also in awe of how such young actors could convincingly characterise two of the world’s most iconic women: the Queen and Margaret Thatcher.

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As a truly co-educational school (with 50% girls and 50% boys) that fully embraced co-education back in the 70s before other independent secondary schools, we don’t just celebrate inspiring women on International Womens’ Day!

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Four Oakhamians are celebrating after receiving offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, two of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions.

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Oakham School joined French speakers around the world in celebrating the French language and culture on Francophone Day.

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Congratulations to 9 CCF cadets in Form 7 who have achieved a BTEC Diploma Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community. 

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The final weekend of the Six Nations was certainly a busy one for Oakhamians - with both current and former students making their mark in this well-loved tournament.

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A small group of Form 5 and Form 6 Oakham students interested in pursuing a career in science recently attended a neuroscience outreach event entitled “Brain, Behaviour and Beyond” at Leicester University where they learnt more about the brain and how it functions.

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Oakham School was delighted to welcome England netball player and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jodie Gibson to help coach the U14 and 1st VII in their preparations for the forthcoming National Final competitions this weekend. 

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Form 1 enjoyed a French play performed by actors from visiting theatre group Onatti Productions Ltd.

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Form 5 Artists visited the Hepworth Gallery and the Sculpture Park in Yorkshire as part of their exam preparations. 

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Congratulations to Form 5 pupil George who has been selected to shoot for Wales in the British Schools Small Bore Shooting Association (BSSRA) International competition.

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Three Oakham School pupils have qualified for the shooting final of the U18 Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Target Rifle Shooting Association (NLRTSA.) competition.

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Lincoln House has introduced a new initiative whereby one of the girls is nominated the Woman of the Week (WOW).

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Congratulations to Hattie (Form 3), Ben (Form 3), Scott (Form 2) and Eddie (Form 2) who finished an impressive joint second place in the Regional Final of the Junior Team Maths Challenge.

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Congratulations to Form 1 pupil Sofia who finished 2nd out of 8 athletes representing Northamptonshire County at the UK Inter Counties Cross Country championship held at Prestwold Hall.

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Oakham rugby players, past and present, have been garnering plenty of success in national and club teams.

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Head of Careers, Mrs Pippa Gibbs, was recently invited to work as a volunteer Careers Advisor at the ‘What Career Live?’ event held at the NEC, Birmingham on 1 March. 

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Congratulations to our U12 Boys’ and Girls’ Hockey teams for triumphing at the County tournament and reaching the Regional Hockey Finals.

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The School's annual concert always promises to be a treat for the ears, but this year's concert was a truly varied spectualar, setting new high standards for performance at Oakham School.

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To celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, students from Form 6 and 7 have been invited to attend a series of seminars hosted by The Matthews Society. 

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A student from Oakham School has been invited to Buckingham Palace to be presented with their TeenTech Award by HRH The Duke of York – making it the third year in a row for Oakham’s successful TeenTech winners!
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Oakhamian delegates have won several awards and received huge praise following their participation at the Model United Nations (MUN) Conference held at Kingswood School, Bath.

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Form 6 Geography students have just returned from their field trip to Yorkshire.

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Oakham School’s eleventh annual Piano Duet Competition took place on Thursday 28 February, and was as always an excellent celebration of collaborative pianism at the school.
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Last Sunday, despite the inclement weather, Oakham hosted a highly successful rugby sevens tournament in which 20 of the best rugby-playing schools from all over the UK took part. 

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Form 6 Politics students were treated to an undergraduate-style lecture from Dr Justin Schlosberg of Birkbeck, University College London about the role the media plays in controlling our political agenda. 

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Over the half-term break, 16 boys from Forms 4 to 7 travelled to Spain for some pre-season cricket training. 

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A group of 30 students from Form 6 and accompanying staff have just returned from Kenya, where they spent time teaching and working with pupils in two local primary schools.

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A record number of 26 top universities from around the UK participated in this year’s University Fair, providing expert advice for our students on university admissions.

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Oakham School students are returning to Kenya for the ninth time during February half term to support primary schools in rural Kenya. 

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As we end our first half of the Spring Term, we look back on our major Chapel concert, Ensembles in Europe, on Friday 1 February.
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This week we had the pleasure of listening to Lily, soprano, give a selection of classical works in varying styles.
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The Ashburton Hall was filled once again for the Spanish Department’s termly Film and Pizza evening. 
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Members of the Oakham Geography Society attended a talk by Tim Marshall, author of the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller, ‘Prisoners of Geography’ and ‘Worth Dying for’ at the Stamford Arts Centre.

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Last week DocSoc was hosted at Harington School and saw Form 6 (Year 12) students from both schools speak about various healthcare issues in the news, a now annual event.

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Last Wednesday, a selection of four of Oakham School's Horn players came together to give a varied repertoire of one of the brass family’s hardest instruments.
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Lower One pupils had great fun celebrating “La Chandeleur” (French Pancake Day) today by making their own crêpes.

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Oakham School’s eleventh annual English Song Competition took place on Sunday 3 February 2019, and despite the bitterly cold weather, it was once again a glorious and warm-hearted celebration of singing at Oakham.

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Congratulations to Oakham rugby players this weekend with Form 7 student Sam taking part in the Welsh U20 side of the Six Nations championship and our School team winning the Trent 10s U18 tournament.

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Oakham runners had a successful weekend at the Leicestershire and Rutland County Championship including Form 1 (Year 7) Girls’ and Boys’ teams being crowned County Champions! 

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We asked a selection of our rugby aficionados for their predictions for this year’s Six Nations Tournament, ahead of this weekend’s opening matches. 
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This Wednesday lunchtime, we were treated to a spectacular performance of Beethoven’s Sonata No. 1 in D major.

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Oakham's IB Diploma students took part in their Group 4 Project this week, which saw them facing a variety of difficult challenges. 

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Congratulations to our U14 and U19 girls for triumphing at the Regional Schools’ Netball tournament and reaching the National Netball Finals for the second year running.

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Oakham School's Chamber Choir returns to Brandenburg's Choral Festival for its 10 Year Anniversary.
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Oakham School’s Biology Society members were delighted to welcome Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, a Research Professor and director of the Centre for Systems Neuroscience and Head of Bioengineering at the University of Leicester. 

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Five of Oakham’s rugby players are thrilled to be part of the Leicester Tigers U18 Academy Squad’s five-game winning streak!

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Form 6 music scholar, William, introduced the first pupil lunchtime recital of 2019 perfectly, with a mesmerizing performance of German Lieder.

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The Form 7 Pre-U Mid Year exhibition is now open to visitors in the Wheelhouse Gallery and showcases pieces by students who have pushed their skills in their chosen discipline of Painting or Textiles.

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In conjunction with this year’s Engineering Education Scheme (EES), a group of Oakham students spent two days at Loughborough University building their first scale prototypes following months of research and design.

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Members of Oakham School's Chapel Choir were privileged to welcome Dr David Hill as a guest speaker at the 2019 Choir Dinner.
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The start of the Spring Term has seen the annual arrival of our Gap students from Australia.

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Our Graduate Musician performed an array of jazz pieces on the piano, providing a perfect snippet of escapism this January lunchtime.
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Oakham Hockey enjoyed a busy Christmas period with a squad of senior hockey players on a pre-season tour to Barcelona, a Junior pre-season camp at Oakham and impressive achievements garnered by Oakhamians playing at Club Indoor matches. 

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Oakham’s piano department was thrilled to receive an invitation to take part in the Steinway Artist Masterclass with concert pianist, Charles Owen, held at the prestigious venue of Steinway Hall. 

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A group of Middle and Upper School students have travelled to the French Alps to enjoy some skiing at Les Deux Alpes ski resort before Christmas.
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Parents, staff and pupils of Oakham School celebrated the end of the Winter Term with two Carol Services held in the magnificent surroundings of Peterborough Cathedral.
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Old Oakhamians Harry Smith (16) and Jack Cornes (16), founders of the revolutionary company ‘Hausbots’, returned to the School to run a ‘Build Your First Robot’ workshop for Lower, Middle and Upper School students.

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Oakham School librarians have organised a Secret Santa Book Borrowing event giving pupils the opportunity to read books they would not otherwise have chosen.

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Steve Mackenzie and Alisha MacIntyre from LEGO Education in Billund, Denmark, which is also the birthplace and home of the LEGO Group, visited Oakham School during their week-long UK tour.

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Members of staff recently enjoyed taking part in a Christmas wreath making workshop organised by the Art Department with donations being given to Cancer Research. 

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The Chapel was busy and bustling as we gathered together to celebrate the wealth of talent from Oakham School's youngest musicians.
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Two of Oakham’s cricket coaches have written, illustrated and launched a new book on the sport, which focuses on the role of the captain in the game.  

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Our Lower School pupils have been busy embracing the festive spirit, decorating their Houses and taking part in seasonal activities to celebrate the start of Advent. 

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Form 6 art students were delighted to welcome A-level artists from Harington School to view their joint exhibition in the Wheelhouse Gallery, which runs from 3rd December to 19th December. 

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Holly performed a varied and beautifully executed programme, featuring music by Scarlatti, Chopin and contemporary composer Gubaidulina.

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Oakham’s rugby teams have seen a strong run this season with some excellent performances.

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Oakham’s annual interhouse Steeplechase saw an overall tie for first place between Barrow and Wharflands with Barrow winning both the Junior and Senior races and Wharflands winning the Inters race.

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In the midst of Theresa May’s scramble to finalise her EU Withdrawal Bill in London and Brussels, Form 6 Politics students made their much anticipated visit to the 3 institutions of British political power. 
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Well done to Oakham School’s talented mathematicians for achieving 6 golds, 8 silver and 8 bronzes in this year’s UKMT Senior Maths Challenge (SMC).

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Last Friday Oakham School’s Charity Rock concert, featuring student and staff bands, raised £195 for the School’s charity of the Year, Rainbows Hospice.

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An evening of 'Ensembles in Concert'-impressed the audience with a display of true musical variety.
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Multi-instrumentalists from Form 4,5 & 6 wow audience with Dvorak Sonatina in G.

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For the 17th year running, pupils at Oakham School have hosted a ‘Children in Need’ cake stall to raise money for this fantastic charity. 

 

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Oakham's actors are preparing to stage Dicken's ‘A Christmas Carol’ for the first time at the School.
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Oakham School Geography Society welcomed four University of Nottingham lecturers to give Upper School Geography students a taste of university lectures and current research in their fields.

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Oakham Philosophy students took part in Stowe School's inaugural open Philosothon this week, discussing ideas surrounding trust, identity, property and environmental ethics. 

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Pupils in Form 1 started the Bookbuzz reading programme today by collecting their chosen books, discussing them with teachers and enjoying some breakfast treats in the Smallbone Library.

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A fantastic evening of great music, filling the Chapel with people and themes of remembrance of the Armistice of World War I.
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Form 7 IB Higher Level geographers recently visited the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London as part of their studies on sport and tourism.

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This Wednesday we welcomed Grace and Freddie to continue our Music at Lunchtime recitals, following a restful half term.

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The U19 netball team had an incredibly successful afternoon at the County round of the National Schools’ Netball Tournament winning a place in the Regional Tournament for the 7th year running.

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Pupils from Forms 5 to 7 were invited to attend the annual Careers Fair, which took place just before the half-term break. 

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The poppies that Oakham’s Lower School pupils helped to create, as part of the Rutland Poppy Project, can now be seen in the magnificent display in the grounds of Oakham Castle.

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Middle School Munich Trip
18 Middle School students spent 5 days discovering Munich and experiencing German culture.
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Congratulations to Sophie , Olivia and Daisy (in Form 4) on being picked by the Wasps U19s Netball Academy as well as to Evie (Form 2) and Milly (Form 3)  who have been selected as part of the Loughborough Lightning U15 side.
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A group of students and staff have travelled to the Dominican Republic to enjoy an unforgettable underwater experience.

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Beth and Luke treat us to the first duet of the year.

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On Friday 12 October, the East-Midlands’ only professional and Grammy-nominated Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva come to Oakham School Chapel to perform The Italian Symphony, a balanced programme of virtuoso musicality.

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On Monday of service weekend, Lower One pupils spent the day with Clan Wulfhar, a Viking re-enactment group from Peterborough. 

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Oakham’s U14 netball team are celebrating after winning all 6 of their games at the County Tournament to secure their place at the Regional Finals in December.

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On Tuesday 2 October, Oakham School welcomed over 170 students from 13 prep schools for a fun-filled day of music-making. This year’s theme for Prep Schools’ Music Day was Flavours of Folk, involving string players and singers. 

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Congratulations to the U14 Girls Hockey team who have been crowned champions at the Tier 1 County Hockey Finals.

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On Wednesday 3 October, Emilia performed a beautifully curated oboe recital, with music from Britten, Grovlez and Mozart.

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Always a highlight in the Oakham School calendar, activities for Service Weekend are due to get underway.

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Pupils in Form 1 enjoyed an exciting outdoor adventure to mark the start of their Oakham learning journey, with an overnight outdoor learning camp, developing essential life and learning problem-solving skills.
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The highly accomplished Alina provided a captivating 'cello recital, impeccably accompanied by Jessica.
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We were honoured to welcome double Olympic medal winner, GB Hockey player, and Old Oakhamian (03), Crista Cullen MBE back to Oakham School to officially open our new hockey astro.

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Form 1 celebrated European Day of Languages by participating in a variety of fun taster lessons in four different languages instead of their usual French lesson.

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The first of the student lunchtime series was hosted by Ryan on piano and Grace on alto saxophone, accompanied by Bethany.
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Oakham School’s Duesbury Society recently welcomed Dr Nicholas Morton, a history lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and specialist in the history of crusading and the Medieval Mediterranean between the tenth and thirteenth centuries. 

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The Modern Foreign Language Society gathered yesterday evening for dinner and an address from Old Oakhamian Abigail Chell.

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Award-winning group Classico Latino come to Oakham Chapel on Thursday 13 September to perform an eclectic mix of techniques and sounds, combining classical music and Latin American rhythms and melodies.
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Model United Nations (MUN) students are delighted to have accepted an invitation to represent Germany and Egypt at the esteemed Cheadle Hulme International debating MUN conference in October. 

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Our very own Director of Music, Peter Davis, launched the Music at Lunchtime series 2018 with a lively and energetic performance of Chopin and Schumann

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Oakham’s first team sailors emerged victorious at the Rutland Trophy Firefly sailing competition held at Rutland Water last weekend. Oakham’s second team also finished a respectable third.

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Oakham School U14 cricket team have been crowned champions at the County Cricket Finals against Leicester Grammar School, which was held at the Oakham Cricket Club. 

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We are thrilled that Old Oakhamian Lucy Beardmore-Gray (12), who graduated from RADA's BA (Hons) in Acting this month, has won one of the two annual Spotlight Prizes!
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Professional musician and Old Oakhamain Maddy Aldis-Evans, returns to Oakham to perform in a concert entitled ‘The Italian Symphony” with Sinfonia Viva, the orchestra of the East Midlands, on Friday October 12.

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Form 6 cadets from Oakham School Combined Cadet Force (CCF) undertake their assessed Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition in the Dolomites area of Northern Italy.
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Well done to Oakham athletes, Luke, Evan and Isabelle who represented Leicester and Rutland at the ESAA (English Schools Athletics Association) Championships at Birmingham last weekend.
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As part of the Form 4 project week, 20 Oakhamians chose to take part in the Journey to Japan Business and Language challenge.

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For the third year in a row Oakham triumphed at the TeenTech Final, with Form 6 student Holly winning the Best Research Award Project for her inquiry into the causes of the underrepresentation of women in computer science.

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The boys of Peterborough House were delighted to welcome Jess Dixon of Rainbows Children’s Hospice to the Lower School, where they presented her with a cheque for £1,000.

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On Monday lunchtime for a peaceful hour Lower 1 and Form 1 pupils enjoyed a session of French stories in the Smallbone Library. 

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Old Oakhamian Kathryn Lane (13) and her former Oakham PE teacher Ellie Watton are featured in the powerful England Hockey #BehindEveryGreatPlayer campaign, which celebrates the importance of supportive role models in achieving sporting success. 

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Lower School pupils are enjoying a camping adventure in the Forest of Dean this half term, taking part in climbing, abseiling, bushcraft and canoeing. 
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Four budding scientists from Form 2 recently attended the Salters’ Chemistry Festival at Nottingham University. 

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Form 5 and 6 students recently spent an afternoon attending interesting activities and seminars giving information and advice about University.

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In beautiful spring sunshine, Oakham’s Lower School boys from Peterborough (PH) and Sargants Houses joined forces to cycle around Rutland Water to raise money for charity.

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Lower One have set off on their annual residential trip to Lea Green Development Centre near Matlock in Derbyshire.

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Pupils from Copthill, Hallaton, Highfields, Laxton and Whissendine visited Oakham School Library for a day of writing workshops with author Robin Price as part of the Authors Abroad Scheme.
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Youth Brass 2000, whose members include Form 4's Lizzie and OO Adam Hebditch, were crowned champions at the European Youth Championships, finally adding a European title to their impressive list of contest achievements.
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Oakham School's Duesbury Society welcomed Bradley Phipps, a PhD student from Leicester University, who gave a talk entitled 'White Resistance to Civil Rights and Racial Integration in 1950s/60s America'. 
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A cold Sunday morning on Wilson Pitches held host to the 10th Annual Tom Grant Football Festival: 12 Houses were ready to compete for the Champions League Replica Trophy.
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Prep school pupils from Witham Hall, St Hugh’s School and Spratton Hall enjoyed a day of Peter Pan themed drama and dance workshops as part of Oakham’s Prep School Drama Day.
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Oakham’s cricketers have got off to a strong start in the first few weeks of the Summer Term, especially now the summer weather has finally arrived!

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?Yet another National Finals beckons for Oakham’s athletes, with our U13 boys heading to Nottingham Hockey Centre, the home of Beeston Hockey club. 
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Computer Science students are taking part in Oakham School’s first ever Hackathon!

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Congratulations to Middle School students and talented footballers Emma W, Emma G and Phoebe B for being selected to represent the Midlands region at the inaugural Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) Girls U15 Regional Representative Festival.

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This term’s ‘Friday Night Classics’ was a superb concert, filled with an array of ensembles that showcased the high musical standard that the students of Oakham School work hard to achieve. 

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Form 6 and 7 Form students watched a wonderful French film called Les Intoucheables.

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On a very cold and windy Sunday morning three Oakham pupils shot target rifles alongside three Old Oakhamians with team GB shooting experience, in the Malvern Cup at Bisley.
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Form 6 student Khalid has been given the great honour to chair the General Assembly at an international MUN debating conference held in Alkmaar, Holland in the week after June half term.
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The U18 Boys Hockey team have  been awarded Silver Medals in the National Schools Outdoor Championships held at the prestigious Olympic Stadium, Lee Valley this week and are now runners up in both the Indoor and Outdoor National Finals 2018.

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Two pupils from Oakham School have placed an impressive 12th in the world after competing in the 2018 RS Feva World Championships!

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A team of Oakham School pupils win this Spring's British Schools Small-bore Rifle Association Section 2 Division 4 competition.
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The talented musicians and singers of Oakham School Big Band travelled to the Church of St Peter & St Paul in Langham on Sunday 22 April to give a concert in aid of Church funds. 
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County cricket will return to Oakham School this season when the Foxes (Leicestershire CCC) take on Lancashire Lightning (Lancashire CCC) in the Royal London One-Day Cup on Thursday, 31 May.

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A former Oakham School student and her teacher have played alongside each other in the England Women’s Hockey team to win Bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games this weekend!

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It’s been an exceptional few weeks for Old Oakhamians’ and Oakham’s top hockey players – playing in matches with their national and club teams:

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A delegation of Oakham students, who have just returned from the International Dublin MUN conference representing the Maldives, have received huge accolade and been highly commended by the hosting school.
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Oakham School shooters recently took part in a two-day target rifle shooting training trip to Bisley camp Surrey. Held at the London and Middlesex Rifle Association Club house, this practice was aimed at helping Oakhamians prepare for the forthcoming very busy Full-bore shooting season.
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Last week saw the fourth outing of the year for the Oakham School Geography Society. 

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Last Friday saw teams of Form 6 students put their creative talents and their crafting skills to the test, as they made a fashion garment within a short period of time for the inaugural 'Anna and Anastasia Fashion Show'.

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Lower School netballers battled terrible weather conditions to place second in a netball tournament held at Condover Hall in Shropshire.

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Lower One pupils have been learning how to read maps and they recently put their skills into practice with a day of orienteering at Beaumanor Hall in Leicestershire.
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This has been a phenomenal season for Oakham’s rugby players; who have accrued an impressive tally of successes from International honours, to championship title wins!
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Around 300 Oakham musicians successfully battled through the snow to give a quite remarkable Gala Concert performance on Sunday 18 March in the Cambridge Corn Exchange. 
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As part of the March Service Weekend a group of Voluntary Action students helped in a number of different areas within the community. 

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Old Oakhamian Lydia Farley (06), a former Textile student who has gone on to enjoy success in various film projects, returned to the School to offer advice to current students eager to break into the industry.
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Cameron, a Form 7 student Sports Scholar from Oakham School is making waves on the rugby pitch - having represented England last weekend in the U18 match against France.
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Oakham students are looking forward to facing a wide array of challenges as part of their Service Weekend over the next three days.
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On Thursday 15 March one of the UK’s most promising emerging choirs will be coming to Oakham School to perform an evening of stunning choral music in Oakham School Chapel. 
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Oakham's A-Level and IB Politics students have been selected by the EU Parliament to represent the UK out of a possible 3,500 Schools in the UK at the 2018 Euroscola Conference.

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Last weekend Form 5 and 6 students in Buchanans and Haywoods listened to a moving tale of bravery and resilience from British campaigner, fundraiser and former event rider Claire Lomas MBE.
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Undaunted by the ‘Beast from the East’, the Form 4 DofE Bronze canoeists have recently returned from an afternoon's pre-practice canoeing expedition on the River Nene at Wansford.

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Students gathered in the Chapel for the much anticipated annual Boarding House Singing Competition last Sunday.
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Form 3 pupils learning German were entertained by visiting theatre company Onatti Productions.
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Over the February half term, three intrepid Form 7 CCF cadets joined a group of skiers from all over the UK on a nationally run cadet skiing course.
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Form 5 students travelled to Bletchley Park to visit the National Museum of Computing, which houses the largest collection of functional historic computers in Europe.
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Middle and Upper School students have the opportunity to explore future paths and gain an insight into different professions during Careers Week.
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Oakham will send out a team of students next week to the International Model United Nations (MUN) conference in Bath, where they will be debating current global issues from an assigned country's viewpoint.

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Oakham School students are returning for the eighth time during February half term to support primary schools in rural Kenya. 
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History students explore the cities of Berlin and Krakow in relation to the events of the Second World War.
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The week before half term Teacher of French Mrs Hollering, together with the French Assistants and the School Barraclough chefs, organised a special day to celebrate Shrove Tuesday for Oakham staff and pupils.
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German Film Night
Students of German in Forms 5, 6 and 7 spent an enjoyable evening watching a recent German comedy.
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Congratulation's to Form 4 music award holder Lizzie, who, as part of Youth Brass 2000, placed first in the British Open Youth at the Guild contest on Sunday.
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On the second weekend of the Spring Term, the Form 6 boarders were treated to an entertaining night of Scottish dancing and eating to celebrate Burns Night.

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A hockey player from Oakham School has won the U18 Hockey Writers’ Club National Youth Award. Matt Ramshaw, a Seventh Former at Oakham, received his award at a presentation on Wednesday evening at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge. 

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In the second lunchtime recital of the Spring term, talented Form 4 music scholar Alina performed a programme of vibrant ‘cello music by two Italian composers from contrasting musical eras.  

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Last October a group of 38 Social Science students from Forms 6 and 7 travelled to New York and Washington DC to visit some of the USA’s finest political and business institutions. 
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Three Upper School pupils Oliver, Francesca and Loewe recently attended the Midlands Heat of the RSC Schools Analyst Competition held at Nottingham University.

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A group of Upper School Geography students travelled to Stamford Arts Centre to hear a talk entitled “The Land Beyond” by Leon McCarron as part of this term’s Oakham Geography Society events.

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The start of the Spring Term has seen the annual arrival of our Gap students from Australia and New Zealand.
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A team of budding engineers are once again taking part in the national Engineering Education Scheme, which sees them collaborating with professional companies and engineers, working on a real life, industrial problem.
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Oakham’s senior boys indoor hockey team are ranked second in the country following an impressive show of talent at the National Finals held at Whitgift School this weekend. 
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The U16 Boys Hockey team have won the County Hockey Championship after playing some excellent hockey throughout the tournament.
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Oakham’s choristers were privileged to be joined by distinguished organist and choir trainer, Steve Grahl, at the Choir Dinner on Saturday 13 January. It was particularly fitting to have the Director of Music from Peterborough with us as the senior musical representative of our diocesan cathedral.
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It has become a tradition for Oakham’s Graduate Musician to give the first recital of the Spring Term, and so, this week, it was a real treat to hear baritone, George Cook, performing a selection of songs accompanied by Anne Bolt at the piano.

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Form 4 student Seamus recently trialled for the U16 GB Alpine Racing Team and will find out if he has been selected early next year.

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Congratulations to Form 7 student Matt who has won the U18 Hockey Writers’ Club national youth award, sponsored by Higgins Group.
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A group of Middle and Upper School students have travelled to British Columbia, Canada to enjoy some skiing at the Panorama ski resort before Christmas.
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Oakham netball teams have completed a clean sweep at the Leicestershire and Rutland County Championships, winning all three titles.
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We entered into the spirit of Christmas with yesterday’s lunchtime recital given by ten of Oakham’s pianists. Between them, they performed Richard Rodney Bennett’s Partridge Pie, a suite of twelve miniatures reflecting on each of the twelve days of Christmas, with some witty references to the popular rhyme. 
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A Sports Scholar from Oakham School is set to make international history, having been selected as the first athlete based outside of the United States to play in the 2018 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game.

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Oakham School welcomed back Old Oakhamian Alex Goode to help coach the 1st XV rugby team in their preparations for the forthcoming competitions against Solihull, King’s Parramatta and Stowe Schools.
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In this week’s lunchtime recital, Lizzie (Form 4) and Oliver (Form 6) presented an entertaining brass themed programme, which was very much enjoyed by everyone in the audience.
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This week’s lunchtime concert was a recital of piano music from Bach, Brahms and Haydn, beautifully performed by Form 7 music exhibitioner Millie.

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Oakham’s Head of Library will be presenting “The role of the School Library in building Information Literacy” at the HMC Conference for Librarians, being held at Trent College on Thursday 23rd November.

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Our ensembles concerts are always a real favourite and this one was certainly no exception. Despite the chilly weather, a full audience of friends and family turned up to enjoy a concert of true musical variety given by five of the schools talented ensembles. 

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Following on from the girls’ recent victories, the boys are also celebrating successes with the U18 and U16 Boys’ squads through to the Regional finals.

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This week’s lunchtime recital was performed by our Form 3 music award holders: Lucy Collison and Natasha Erdmann (violin), Emily Spencer (clarinet), Owen Amende (horn) and James Eames (trombone). They were joined by Peter Davis (Director of Music) on piano to perform an arrangement of Thomas Dunhill's Quintet in E flat, op. 3.

 

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This long-running Politics Department trip always proves a hit with the students, and this one was no different with visits to Downing Street, The Supreme Court and the Houses of Parliament.
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BTEC Business students recently visited Cadbury World as part of their BTEC Exploring Business programme.

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Oakham School hosted the first ever Rutland Schools’ Philosothon this week, a competition that encourages students to explore philosophical and ethical issues.
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Oakham's actors are busy enjoying rehearsing the musical comedy Sister Act, which will be staged later this term.

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Oakham’s two teams of TeenTech winners were delighted to visit Buckingham Palace to collect their Awards from the Duke of York.
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The U19 netball team had a successful afternoon at the County round of the National Schools’ Netball Tournament winning a place in the Regional Tournament.

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Lower School boarders recently enjoyed a spooktacular Halloween party in their first week back after the half term break.
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Pupils in Form 1 started the Bookbuzz reading programme today by collecting their chosen books, discussing them with teachers and enjoying some breakfast treats in the Smallbone Library.

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Pupils from Forms 5 to 7 were invited to attend the annual Careers Fair, which took place just before the half-term break. 

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A group of students and staff are heading to Mexico to enjoy an unforgettable underwater experience.

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Last weekend saw many Oakham pupils embark upon expeditions to contribute to their Duke of Edinburgh awards.
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Form 2 enjoyed a combined Religion, Philosophy and Geography trip to Leicester, visiting the Mosque and Mandir. They also made geographical observations and explored the fine surroundings in nearby Bradgate Park.
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Oakham's hockey players have swept the board at the County Championships with both the U18 and U16 teams winning, and the U14 teams placing as runners up!
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The U14A girls have finished runners up in the County Championships and are through to the Midland Zonal tournament.
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Lower One pupils received some unusual visitors to their lessons on Monday, as the Viking re-enactment group Clan Wulfhar came to Oakham.
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The chamber music recital on Thursday 5 October was a tribute to the vast array of talent within the music department. The pupils performed with musicality and conviction, illustrating the hard work they must have put in to prepare for this recital. 

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300 boys competed in Oakham's annual inter-house steeplechase with Haywoods House victorious overall, winning both the Junior and Senior races. The boys from Barrow won the Inters race.
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Form 6 Design and Technology IB students visited the Morgan and Jaguar car factories to look at the differences between two types of production.

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Two linguists in Form 4 at Oakham School have won prizes at the ‘European Challenge’, an event organised by Business Language Champions and supported by experts from various multinational businesses.

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Geographers set out in force and visited Stratford upon Avon or Cambridge to find out how tourism affects these two well known destinations.
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We are pleased to be hosting five exchange students from Ruyton and Trinity Grammar Schools in Melbourne Australia for three weeks
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This week’s recital was excellently given by Grace Muris soprano who sang the German song cycle, Frauenliebe und –leben (A Woman’s Love and Life), by Robert Schumann.
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The first event of the academic year for Oakham's Modern Languages Society saw the new Form 6 students take part in an evening of European culture and language. 

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Form 7 geographers recently visited Birmingham to assess various layers of its regeneration over the last few years and also to look at a number of key urban processes in action such as reurbanisation.
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We are absolutely delighted that Old Oakhamian Emily Nagel has been selected as part of team AkzoNobel in the world's toughest sailing event, the Volvo Ocean Race.
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The first event of the academic year for Oakham's Chemistry Society saw students in Forms 6 and 7 enjoy a fun evening at their annual quiz.
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Oakham's Hockey players have enjoyed a fantastic start to the season, winning an impressive 13 out of 14 matches held over the weekend.
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This summer, students from Oakham have visited countries across the globe - taking part in a vast array of different activities - from Sport in South Africa, Music in Italy and CCF in Norway!
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In July and August over 140 Oakhamians travelled the length and breadth of South Africa playing Rugby, Hockey and Netball on four different tours. 

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Students at Oakham School are today celebrating their GCSE results - in particular the 31 Oakhamians who achieved A*/A grades!
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The 1st XI have enjoyed a superb season playing 13, losing 2 and drawing 1. They only lost to one school side in the Twenty20 National Cup while in the 50 overs version of the game (prior to the end of term BOWS Festival) they have beaten every school side that they have met (including Bedford, Stowe, Oundle and Felsted) and rightly have been rated as one of the best sides in the country.

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Oakham School is celebrating another set of excellent exam results, with an impressive 37 students having achieved straight A* or A grades!
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Nineteen sixth form cadets from Oakham School Combined Cadet Force (CCF) are in the Telemark region of southern Norway undertaking their assessed Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition.

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This Sunday Mr Jon Wills, Oakham School's Archivist and OO Club Chairman is setting off from his home in Leicestershire and will be walking to Exeter in Devon, a total of 230 miles.
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A group of Oakham students have travelled to India in order to work on a school building project and explore the country. 

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Two Oakham sailors Spike and James have won the bronze medal in the RS Feva Junior (U14) sailing World Championships at Medemblik, Netherlands.

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Form 6 students of Spanish spent a fantastic weekend at the end of June soaking up the language and culture of Madrid, to help perfect their knowledge of the subject.
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Members of Oakham's Symphony and Chamber Orchestras and Chapel Choir are currently on a music tour of northern Italy, performing in some of this beautiful country's finest cathedrals.

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Students from Oakham School are celebrating today having received some of the highest scoring IB results in the world.

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Two designers from Oakham School have won the fiercely competitive 17-19 student group catergory of the TDI Challenge, thanks to their ingeniously designed cooling system.
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For the second year in a row, students from Oakham School have scooped some of the top awards at the TeenTech Final!

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Form Six IB geographers recently visited Birmingham to secure their understanding of the urban Environments topic and develop their case study knowledge.

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Lord Clarke (OO) welcomed a group of aspiring Law students to the UK Supreme Court and gave them a real sense of what the legal profession entails and an insight into real cases. 
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First Formers were out in force on Friday in Oakham, as they completed a local investigation into how housing types and land use vary within the town. Each class completed transects of Oakham to help identify changes away from the town centre. Focusing on housing type and land use helped bring together their unit on Settlement. Undertaking a local investigation allowed pupils to use their own knowledge of Rutland, to support findings and draw conclusions.

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Students considering their next steps took part in an 'Alternatives to Universtiy Evening' where they were able to learn about an array of future options - including apprenticeships.
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Students in Year 5 from Brooke Priory School visited our Chemistry department today and enjoyed a morning of motivating Chemistry lessons.
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For the second year running, students from Oakham School have been selected to take part in the TeenTech final!
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Oakham's cricketers have enjoyed one of the strongest starts to the season in the sport's recent history at the School.
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A group of intrepid Lower School pupils have just returned from  a 3-day Activity Camp in the Forest of Dean.

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Oakham's new Johnson Building was officially opened this weekend, during the School's Speech Day celebrations.

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A mock general election was held at the School yesterday which saw the Conservative party win with 30% of the vote.
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IB geographers visit Stamford to collect primary data for their internal assessment.

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Oakham's Drama Scholars were fortunate to not only watch Greg Hicks OO (71) star in Richard III this weekend at the Arcola Theatre, but to also meet him following the performance.
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Pupils from local schools joined our Lower One pupils in Oakham School Library for a day of writing workshops with author Chris White as part of the Able Writers' Programme.
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Congratulations to 18 CCF cadets in Form 7 who have achieved a BTEC Diploma Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development.
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Last Wednesday six cadets from the RAF section of the CCF (Combined Cadet Force) took part in an 'Air Experience Flight'.
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