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.
4th November 2019
At the opening of the Cameron Bespolka Outdoor Classroom, we welcomed family, friends, teachers and House staff to remember Cameron and celebrate his legacy in the form of this inspiring new learning space.
1st November 2019
Not many schools have their own River Keeper. Mark Sankey tells us about managing the water meadows, the biodiversity of the Itchen, and filming with the BBC.
19th October 2019
Hampshire students gathered at Winchester College for a celebration of the work of poet John Keats and to receive their prizes following a county-wide essay competition.
6th March 2019
On Thursday 28th March, Bridget Kendall, MBE, former BBC Diplomatic Correspondent and now Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge will visit Winchester College
27th February 2019
Following on from the success of The Winchester Maths Summer School in 2018, applications for the 2019 summer school are now open.