With the environment being celebrated as the theme of this year's National Poetry Day, we are excited to launch a poetry competition for our partner primary schools, run in conjunction with local wildlife charity the Cameron Bespolka Trust. Children have been invited to write their own poem on the subject of birds: perhaps to describe their favourite bird, or their earliest memories of birds, or the joys of experiencing birdsong at dawn.
The first prize is a trip to New Forest nature retreat Cameron’s Cottage for the winner's class. Runner-up prizes include a class trip to Brownsea Island, a wildlife haven in Poole Harbour. All competition entrants and their parents and carers will be invited to a celebratory afternoon tea in College Hall on Wednesday 2 November.
Renowned ornithologist Roger Morgan-Grenville will judge the competition, and present the prizes at the afternoon tea. On the same day, Roger will also be giving our annual Cameron Bespolka Memorial Wildlife Talk on 'Beavers and Buzzards; nature adventures on a very long walk’. Roger has a deep interest in the restoration of British biodiversity and a passion for birds; he successfully retraced Shackleton's journey across South Georgia for the first time, and is a founder of the charity Curlew Action.
All primary school pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 are welcome to attend the talk. Please contact Clare Talks for more information.
21st November 2023
Conservationist and presenter Megan McCubbin delivers the annual Cameron Bespolka Memorial Wildlife Talk and Lecture to over 900 local pupils
10th March 2023
The College's Outreach programme marked St David’s Day on 1st March with two memorable events at the Cathedral and St Peter’s Roman Catholic Primary School.
8th March 2023
On 18 – 19 March pupils from Winchester College will play continuously for 24 hours to raise big sums for charity. There are two free concerts, open to the public, as part of the event.
24th February 2023
Hackney-based youth club Crown and Manor visited the College for a day of sporting and academic activities.
21st February 2023
In mid-February, pupils and staff planted 480 trees, including rare species, to complete Winchester College's first carbon offset and tree-planting program.
21st February 2023
Applications are now open for this year's Winchester Maths Summer School - a residential course for state school students considering maths at university.