|17 Jan 2020|
The Old Ipswichian Clubs' “First Five Years Out” reunion took place just before Christmas on 19th December - convenient for those at University returning to Suffolk for family Christmas get-togethers.
This year the event was open to OIs who had left the School between 2014 and 2019 and was once again held at Revolution, Ipswich.
It is always a concern at the time an event starts that there are only three people in the room, namely a member of the OI Committee, a School Development Officer and bar staff. There shouldn’t have been any undue concern though, because the promise of a prosecco reception, free bar, camaraderie and laughs will always pull a crowd of Old Ipswichians!
The private bar soon filled to a group of nearly thirty, including teachers Andrew Calver, David Beasant, Steve Godfrey and Bob Clayton.
Clusters of former students moved between social and year groups, swapping stories of what was happening in their lives and sharing the common bond of a life intertwined with Ipswich School. If you could measure the outcome of the event by the number of smiles in the room, then it would be considered a huge success. If, on the other hand you measure the success by the bar tab limit being reached, again it could be considered a favourable achievement!
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