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Saturday 18 June saw over 150 Old Johnians and their families visit St John’s, to attend the School’s annual OJ reunion day.
The looming weather held off and visitors enjoyed a barbecue on the Quad, alongside numerous activities. The day began with an exceptional organ recital by the School’s organist and Assistant Director of Music Simon Bland, who covered Bach, Prelude and Toccata and Edward Elgar.
A crazy golf course, face painting and an archives exhibition saw enough for all the family to be entertained.18 classic cars were also on display, and the School’s thanks go to everyone who brought their cars along for the afternoon.
This year’s reunion also gave OJs an opportunity to toast one of the School’s longest-serving teachers, Patrick Noble, who steps down at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year. OJs Andrew Farrant (N’82) and Kevin Farquharson (N’82) gave a short speech and presented a gift from OJs and friends that they had helped to organise with Chris Reilly (N’82).
Mr Noble commented: “it was good to see so many OJs at the event from all through my time here. It was a fantastic afternoon where the weather held, the food was excellent and my wife and I were overwhelmed by the gift from so many of you. We hope to see you all at future events."
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