Every year, Winchester College hosts a festive tea party, with carols, readings and music, for elderly people in the local community. This year, on 4 December 2019, 100 guests attended from ten local nursing homes – St Catherine’s, Moorside, Brendon care Meadway, Brendon care Park Road, St Cross Grange, Brothers at St Cross Hospital, Abbotts Barton Nursing Home, Sunrise Nursing Home, Abbeyfield Nursing Home, Westholme Nursing Home. The school has long-standing relationships with all the care homes, regularly visiting them throughout the year for conversation and to put on musical performances.
On the day, guests were treated to smoked salmon sandwiches, sausage rolls, sausages, chocolate brownies, Christmas cake and mince pies. There was music from the Quiristers, Cantores Episcopi, the CS Entertainers and the Jazz band. There were also a number of beautiful readings from senior boys, with extracts from David Niven’s “The Moon is a Balloon” and also Evelyn Waugh’s “Decline and Fall”. One boy also read a letter from Evelyn to his wife Laura describing a catastrophic effort by 42 Commando to impress a local nobleman by blowing up a tree stump.
Working in partnership with Hampshire Hospital Foundation Trust, Winchester College pupils also regularly visit hospital patients to sing and play music. On 11 December, two groups of musicians from the school visited the RHCH for special festive jazz performances and to sing carols in a number of the long-term care wards.
15th March 2019
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people.
31st March 2022
Developing sustained, enriching partnerships with state secondary schools is a core part of the College's Vision for the 21st century.
7th March 2022
Yesterday a team from Winchester took on a 16-mile walk to raise funds for the Ukraine Crisis Appeal. With an early start, the team made their way to Old Winchester Hill near the Meon Valley to begin their journey back to Winchester on foot.
24th November 2021
The College hosted ten local primary schools for the annual Cameron Bespolka Memorial Wildlife Lecture, this year with a Wildlife Garden Design competition. Guest speaker, Jonny Owen from the Dorset Wildlife Trust, enthralled the young audience.
18th June 2021
One of our Community Service programmes, Angling with Autism, brings together pupils from Osborne School and Winchester College to share a love of fishing and enjoy the beautiful Itchen riverbank.
5th May 2021
Winchester's new Head of Educational Partnerships explains how the school is aiming to reach even more pupils, particularly those in areas of economic disadvantage, with a programme of outstanding and inspirational opportunities.