With great sadness, we report that Mr Alan George, former St Joseph’s College PE teacher and rugby coach, has died at the age of 71 following a stroke. Mr George first worked as a PE teacher at Oakhill in the early 1970s. He later moved on to the senior school, where he was instrumental in setting up the St Joseph’s College National Rugby Festival, which has become a leading annual event in schools’ rugby.
Artist Leo Bignell, an Upper Sixth Form student, has a growing fan base for his exquisite sculptures in cardboard and other materials. The beauty and painstaking detail of his creations has now been recognised by the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA), and Leo has been named as one of the 20 most exceptional candidates in the RBA Star Students competition.