Old Stoic Day 2017
16 September 2017
On Saturday, 16 September we welcomed 230 Old Stoics and Guests back to Stowe for Old Stoic Day.
Once again this year, we invited Old Stoic's celebrating the 50th, 40th, 30th and 25th anniversary of their departure from Stowe to gather for the occasion. We were particularly delighted to gather nearly 50 Old Stoics from the year of 1987 for their 30th Anniversary.
The day began with a warm welcome in the Marble Hall, followed by a short but rousing Chapel Service. After Chapel, our guests returned to their boarding houses for tours lead by Stoics.
Drinks were served before lunch in the State Rooms, during which the Headmaster gave a speech about the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great Old Stoic, Leonard Cheshire. Stowe is supporting Leonard Cheshire Disability as the school charity this year.
After lunch, a host of activities were laid on for our guests, including watching the rugby, playing golf, rides on the route master bus and tours of the landscape gardens. With the weather having taken a decidedly autumnal turn, everyone gathered for a warming farewell afternoon tea to round off the day.
As ever, it would be impossible run Old Stoic Day without the expert help of many departments at Stowe, including the General Office, Security, Parking, House Staff and SHPT teams all giving their time to assist with welcoming our guests. The stars of the show were the Catering team, lead on the day by David Watts, who laid on an array of delicious feasts throughout the day for our guests, alongside the hundreds of meals they serve for Stoics, Staff and Parents and a normal weekend. A great many thanks to all who helped us and to all those who joined us for the day.
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