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

 

 

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Oakham School unveils its second piece of sculpture, kindly donated by the Jerwood Foundation, by artist Ben Carpenter.

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Oakham School’s French team won the SCOOP Regional Journalism Competitionfor the second time in recent years with sixth former Lizzie receiving a special mention from the judges.

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