On Wednesday 18th April, the Mayor of Winchester joined pupils from Osborne School to learn the art of fly fishing in the grounds of Winchester College. Pupils spent a sunny afternoon casting their fly from the banks of the River Itchen, ably instructed by local fly fishing coach, Steve Batten and inspired by the Mayor who successfully hooked a small brown trout.
The activity was assisted by senior pupils from Winchester College through the school’s Community Service programme, which gives pupils the opportunity to broaden their life skills and to support the wider community. The College has established a successful link with Osborne School over many years and runs fly fishing sessions for pupils on a weekly basis throughout the Summer Term.
Mayor of Winchester, David McLean commented, “I spent a couple of glorious hours at Winchester College being taught the art of fly fishing and then being able to impart my new found knowledge to the pupils of Osborne School. The enthusiasm of the young students was a joy to behold!”
Nikki Bolt, Osborne School added, "The pupils are always very excited about the summer term and their opportunity to visit Winchester College for their fishing club. The fishing trips are a great chance for the students to learn and practice a new skill and to socialise with other students they might not know.”
Clare Talks, Director of Community Service at Winchester College commented, "We were delighted that the beautiful surrounds of the College could play host to the pupils of Osborne School and the Mayor. The weather helped to make it the perfect afternoon for all involved.”
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.
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.
25th March 2021
Winchester Maths Summer School 2021 will take place online for the second year. Aimed at Year 12 students from state schools, this course seeks to challenge and inspire students hoping to study mathematics at university.
11th December 2019
Pupils regularly visit elderly people in local care homes and hospitals for conversation and to perform music but the annual Christmas Tea Party is an opportunity to host them at the school.
7th December 2019
Local pupils joined Winchester College boys for an event specially designed to help them prepare for everything a tough medical school interview might throw at them.
21st November 2019
The Primary Maths Challenge is a national competition that helps young people develop a love of mathematics, encourages enthusiasm and boosts confidence. Winchester College mentors pupils from local schools to help prepare for the Challenge and this week celebrated their success in the competition.