OFFICIAL FEEDBACK topic for Old Blues' Day 2007

Air your views regarding the CH Old Blues' Association, what it's delivering and what it should/could deliver. A chance to get your voice heard on what you'd like from YOUR Association...

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Post by AndrewH » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:06 pm

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jtaylor wrote:Not good for Old Blues who are clergy....they're working, and difficult to get cover.
Ah, I see what you mean... but good for most other people...
Probably not good for anyone who has to use public transport!
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Post by AndrewH » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:08 pm

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Mrs C. wrote: Don`t worry - everyone had to stand for lunch and tea on Speech Day - unless one of the lucky few who managed to grab a seat.
Surely, that's bad planning ?
I think the logic behind it is that if you have to stand you tend to mingle more - bit difficult when trying to balance plate and drink in one hand though!
In that case have only a few chairs (for those that need them) and have leave room to get at the tables.
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Post by J.R. » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:39 pm

JUST A MINUTE !

Some of us are of retirement age !
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Post by Richard Ruck » Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:34 pm

Re. Sunday- this was the only available date in the school's calendar. Planning for Old Blues Day started in the middle of last year, and it was either Sunday or not at all. This did lend a somewhat different feel to the day, compared to previous Old Blues Days, but most of the comments I heard were very positive.

Because Sunday is the only 'day off' for the school, it was all the more gratifying to know that many members of the CH community went the extra mile to make the day a success (boarding houses open, Band in uniform, string ensemble in the Quad, pupils interacting with Old Blues, Tuck Shop open, and so on).

They all have our heartfelt thanks.
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Post by Eruresto » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:18 pm

J.R. wrote:JUST A MINUTE !
Surely you don't mean the game Just A Minute?

I thought it all went well - perhaps a bit more informing to the school would be good to get more interaction? Some people didn't know it was happening!
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Post by Great Plum » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:15 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:Re. Sunday- this was the only available date in the school's calendar. Planning for Old Blues Day started in the middle of last year, and it was either Sunday or not at all. This did lend a somewhat different feel to the day, compared to previous Old Blues Days, but most of the comments I heard were very positive.

Because Sunday is the only 'day off' for the school, it was all the more gratifying to know that many members of the CH community went the extra mile to make the day a success (boarding houses open, Band in uniform, string ensemble in the Quad, pupils interacting with Old Blues, Tuck Shop open, and so on).

They all have our heartfelt thanks.
The Old Blus Days in the 90's always used to be on a Sunday...
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Post by J.R. » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:59 pm

Never on a Sunday in my day, I'm sure.

In fact, I have a sneaky feeling it was mid-week, possibly Wednesdays, but at my age the memory is failing.
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Post by Mid A 15 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:11 pm

Always a Saturday when I was there from what I remember.
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Post by Euterpe13 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:03 pm

I finally didn't attend because, having driven back from the Midlands at the end of the week, I did not fancy driving down to Horsham and back on the Sunday - and without even the possibility of a pint between the two trips ( I support zero tolerance at the wheel).
Whereas a Saturday meeting would have meant being able to sleep over at a B&B and drive back the next day.
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Post by Katharine » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:18 pm

I'm pretty sure they were on Saturdays in Hertford in my day.
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Post by cj » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:49 pm

I think a Saturday would be better - lessons up to break time, then things starting after that. It would also give travellers time to get home on Sunday. School can then recover on the Sunday.
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Post by englishangel » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:54 pm

Katharine wrote:I'm pretty sure they were on Saturdays in Hertford in my day.
Yes I seem to remember that too. But then we 'only' had prep on a Saturday and we didn't have all the half terms and exeats they have nowadays, and no band gallivanting to rugby and cricket matches etc. :lol:
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Post by Vonny » Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:44 pm

cj wrote:I think a Saturday would be better - lessons up to break time, then things starting after that. It would also give travellers time to get home on Sunday. School can then recover on the Sunday.
I agree. Sunday is probably ideal if you live localish but a bit of a pain if you don't. Especially if you have work the next day or have kids to ferry to school etc.
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Post by Zoe Mitchell » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:12 am

Photos of Old Blues' Day now available on the CHA website:
http://www.chassociation.org/index.php

Please do send us copies of your own photos of the day for display on the website, in the magazine.

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Post by Great Plum » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:40 am

Vonny wrote:
cj wrote:I think a Saturday would be better - lessons up to break time, then things starting after that. It would also give travellers time to get home on Sunday. School can then recover on the Sunday.
I agree. Sunday is probably ideal if you live localish but a bit of a pain if you don't. Especially if you have work the next day or have kids to ferry to school etc.
I don't think a Saturday would work due to the disruption to classes and that half the school would be away with sports and so the band would be depleted etc...
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