Late Summer Party and OC matches

The weekend before last we were blessed with fine weather as the first, big, Clayesmore event of the new year got underway.

Old Clayesmorians played the School at hockey and football in the afternoon: two highly entertaining and enjoyable matches which ended in great news for the current School teams. They beat the chaps at football 6 – 1 while the ladies hockey was closer, with the OCs leading for much of the way but conceding a third goal, they ended 3 – 2 down.

Then, it was time for the festivities to begin. A marquee on the South Lawn was home to this year’s Late Summer Party and hundreds of guests spilled out to enjoy the highly opportune sunshine. There were stands for each of the Houses and School societies with both Prep and Senior well represented by staff, parents and pupils alike.

A lovely, heart-warming start to the year!

As hoped, it proved a real “coming together” of all the disparate parts of the School and much cake and Pimm’s was consumed.