There was great excitement in both London and Dorset on Monday evening, 9th September, as Canford took home the prestigious ‘Public School of the Year’ trophy at the annual Tatler Schools Awards
The Old Canfordian Society (OCS) is the membership organisation for all pupils who experienced a Canford education. Many Honorary Old Canfordians also exist, normally long-serving members of Canford staff.
The OCS is run by a committee of volunteers who meet termly. A full calendar of events is organised in conjunction with the school Development Office, with regular careers networking events, a London Drinks Party, regional gatherings and occasional overseas reunions. In addition, a strong network of overseas OC Reps provide a Canford contact for OCs living or travelling around the world.
The OCS also helps give back to Canford School. For numerous years they have helped to organise and sponsor a Careers Symposium for Lower Sixth Formers, providing a day of careers advice from OCs in a range of industries. The OC Society also gives donations to Canford School from time to time, when a project is identified that would be of benefit to the school but is outside of the normal budget. Recent donations have included the refurbishment of the stone crest above the Assembly (Gisborough) Hall and a health centre golf buggy.
Finally, OC sport is thriving, with OC representatives for hockey, cricket, rugby, netball, golf, rowing and many other sports. There is an annual OC Golf Day held on the school course and the club has over 100 active members, making it one of the largest OC groups.
Each year a Cygnets Cricket week happens in the second week of July each year, and OC teams have participated in the Bournemouth Sevens tournament in late May.
For more information on OC sport or how you can get involved, please do contact the Development Office in the first instance.
CONNECT - Find and reminisce with fellow OCs, see what they have been up to and stay in touch.
GIVE BACK - Introduce, employ and offer to act as a mentor to OCs.
DEVELOP - Develop your professional network to get introduced to people you should know.
NEWS - See forthcoming events and news from Canford