Remembrance Day Parade 11th Nov 2012

ONA MUSIC Night- What a great success!!

A hugely appreciative audience were treated to an ACE Space music fest with a St Bart’s link on Friday night. Funds were being raised for production of the Newburian magazine at this charity gig. Some of the student musicians were enjoying a breather from the A Level’s they had sat for that morning and this included Yr 13 guitar and voice combinations Richard Wallace/Freddie McCarthy and James Creed/Jack Rennie. Jack and James’s routine included an appropriate cover of ‘Hard Day’s Night’ and an innovative, quirky style that immediately connected with the crowd.

Other 6th form revelations included the cool jazz of Morgen Bates and Nick Jenkins. While the stunning voice of Miranda Hall stopped the fans in their tracks. Miranda sang her own compositions and they were delivered with a sound that had echoes of the voice of the tremendous Amy Winehouse.

The Old Newburians’ Association added a classical genre to the mix via Nathan Reeves dexterous finger work and strong technical ability on the piano when playing Liszts 3rd Liebestraum. Freya Daws followed this with a version of the romantic Wieniawski’s Legende that the auditorium just sank into, only to be enlivened by a brilliant rendition of Vittorio Monti’s Hungarian dance classic, Czardas.

The ONA members punctuated a list that included very polished, original scores by piano and voice act Sophie Cooke who took a break from her band and studies at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in order to play the ACE Space gig. Mel Fraser-Reed who left the school last year put in another faultless set of her original and captivating songs. The evening was then played out by the very experienced Old Newburians, Des Simmons and Paul James who joined with Callum Roy and Paul Woloschuk to produce their own brand of folk rock that is always so popular.

Trevor Coles

Nick Jenkins and Morgan Bates

Freya Daws

Sophie Cooke

Following the huge success of the 2010 reunion, which allowed past students a last chance to visit the old school buildings prior to the Linden Homes redevelopment, it was agreed to create an opportunity to visit the new school buildings. This took place at the weekend and it was led by Head Teacher, Christina Haddrell and the Leadership Team’s Jeremy Sharpe.

ONA President, Trevor Coles said; ‘The Head quite rightly beamed with pride in the new school and this was mirrored by the awe struck faces of the Old Newburians. The facilities are second to none and offer every student an astounding educational opportunity’.

ONA members toured the wings of the school and appreciated the traditional colours used in the decor, themed to match the Houses that each wing hosts. Specialist subject leaders were on hand to introduce members to the cutting edge teaching rooms and displays of student work. This included the state of the art Graphics Department where staff are utilizing production of the Diamond Jubilee edition of the Alumni magazine, ‘The Newburian’, as a real time teaching tool for the 6th Form student team. The morning was applauded by everyone and concluded with lunch at the St Bart’s Fete and Food Festival.

Old Newburians Association Reunion St Bart’s tour July 7th 2012

Watercolours of Luker and Wormestall

ST BARTHOLOMEW’S SCHOOL commissioned Brenda Barratt to paint two watercolours

featuring the Luker and Wormestall buildings at the school. These individually signed and

numbered Limited Edition prints are presented within deep bevel-grooved off white

mounts and an optional wood and gilt frame. They make ideal mementos for present and

past students.

Collectors from around the world have bought Brenda’s fine architectural watercolours of

colleges, schools and dwellings. Her house portraits are renowned.

If you would like to purchase these portraits please visit her website

where you will find the portraits on sale or print out the brochure by clicking here and send your remittance to her.


25th November 2012

Honours Board Panels for sale

There are a number of wooden panels that used to hang in the old Boy’s School (Wormestall) that show those students who graduated from various Universities. There are 7 panels in all that date from 1924 to 1973. Click Here to view the panels.

If anyone would like to purchase any of them please get in touch with The President