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DEVELOPMENT AND SCHOOL NEWS

DEVELOPMENT
LAUNCH OF THE JOHN DOLMAN SOCIETY
Pocklington School is deeply grateful to all benefactors and donors who have , over many years , supported the school . From those who so enthusiastically helped celebrate the quincentenary in 2014 , to those who gave so generously to enable the building of the Art and Design Technology Centre and those who have given gifts to help pupils excel both in and out of the classroom . Their support has been extraordinary .
In order to officially recognise this generosity , the Development Office has created the John Dolman Society , exclusively for donors and benefactors to the school . The office is delighted that Brian Fenwick-Smith ( OP 43-54 ), has kindly agreed to become President of the John Dolman Society .
In October 2019 , it was a great pleasure to welcome members of the John Dolman Society to the school ’ s Commemoration of Benefactors Service , and to morning coffee beforehand .
Toby Seth , Headmaster said : “ It was a privilege to meet members of the John Dolman Society at this inaugural gathering and be able to extend our appreciation to them as supporters of Pocklington School .”
If you would like more information about the John Dolman Society , please email Susan Kay at kays @ pocklingtonschool . com or call 01759 322626 .
JOHN DOLMAN SOCIETY
POCKLINGTON SCHOOL
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMME SHORTLISTED IN EDUCATE NORTH AWARDS 2020
Pocklington School was shortlisted for the Community Engagement category in this year ’ s prestigious Educate North Awards , with the winners due to be announced imminently .
The award focused on Pocklington School ’ s three main areas of community engagement : Schools outreach programme , Chatta ( an early years learning initiative focussed on communication and language skills ), and Student community action programme .
Sheena McNamee , External Relations Director said : “ Pocklington School ’ s tangible sense of community and care runs through all that we do , from decisions made by our governing body to help the local economy , to outreach work by our staff , and the strong sense of personal and social responsibility we encourage among our pupils .
“ Collaboration and the importance of ‘ giving back ’ is promoted at every level , so our students and staff can make a positive difference to their community .”
1514 LEGACY CLUB UPDATE
Plans to create the school ’ s new legacy society , the 1514 Club , continued to take shape into the Lent term and a new booklet has been produced in preparation for its official launch .
Darrell Buttery MBE , School Governor and former teacher at Pocklington School , kindly agreed to be President of the 1514 Club and he has since been joined by nine other individuals who have become
Founder Members of the Club . The school is very grateful for their support .
The school is currently gathering consents to be able to contact more OPs about the 1514 Club , so if you have not already provided your fundraising contact preferences and would like to receive details about it , please do complete and return the form enclosed with this magazine .
NEW BURSARY CAMPAIGN TO BE LAUNCHED
During this academic year , the school will be launching a new campaign to raise funds for bursaries . There will be a number of ways to support this campaign , including details of the ‘ annual fund ’ which helps those with immediate need .
As with the Legacy Society , the school is currently gathering consents to contact OPs about the campaign , so if you have not informed the school
already of your fundraising contact preferences and would like to receive details about supporting bursaries , please do complete and return the form enclosed with this magazine . Alternatively , please email Susan Kay at kays @ pocklingtonschool . com or call 01759 322626 for more information .
It was a pleasure to work with OP Howard Holmes ( 67-77 ) and his company thebeyond . co . uk on the design of the Shape the Future brochures for the legacy and bursary campaigns .

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