April 30th – So impressed with Uppingham School’s Tobias Coulson who is to do his planned Welsh challenge in aid of Age UK Leicester despite Covid-19, by turning his home into Snowdon! See more at: https://instagram.com/tv/B_iJmbWnn7h/?igshid=7gw4wcojrm36
April 19th – Our care homes need PPE to keep them safe from Covid-19! Staff at Aberdeen House, Uppingham were delighted to receive visors made by Uppingham School. I am so pleased that both Uppingham & Oakham Schools are making visors for use across the country. Thanks also to Northfield Farm for hand sanitizer, which is also needed .
March 14th: This weekend the Magistrates Association celebrated their centenary. A series of events & exhibitions were kicked off with a fascinating lecture by Dr Ann Logan (University of Kent) charting the making of women magistrates. This was followed by tea thanks to the Lord Mayor.
Feb 7th – There was some fantastic talent on show at the Arts for Rutland exhibition at Rutland Museum. The standard would have been outstanding for adults, but this was all work by young people, 11 – 18. Congratulations to Amy Adams, overall winner, with this stunning portrait of her grandmother .
24th January: The Spanish first wife of Henry VIII, Katharine of Aragon, is buried in beautiful Peterborough Cathedral. Her death is commemorated each year with moving service, a procession from St John’s church and many local children dressed in Tudor costume. Rutland is proud to belong to the diocese.
22nd January – A lecture theatre at Uppingham School became a magistrates’ court today for a mock trial supervised by real magistrates. Fascinating to see how the justice system works & for audience & participants to arrive at a verdict.
Thanks to the magistrates who volunteered and orchestrated the event.
25th December: Happy Christmas from all the girls of the Furness family!
Me, Felicity, little Lottie (10 weeks) and Flossie the dog.
17th December: What a year group & what academic musical sporting & dramatic talents! Congratulations to all. Harington School is now an absolutely outstanding 6th form college with pupils’ achievements that could be the envy of most schools across the country – all achieved in 4 years.
14th December: I go to a lot of carol concerts in the weeks before Christmas, but this one was special – in that icon of Rutland, Normanton Church on the edge of Rutland Water. In support of the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme
@EMICS999 . The path to the venue was very suitably lit using little blue flashing lights!
14th December: A great way to burn off calories, get fit & raise funds for good causes -Oakham Rutland Rotary Club’s Santa Run . Can you spot our High Sheriff? Thanks & congratulations to all especially those who ran!