News headlines – July 2016

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27 Jul 2016    Camilla Kruger (School 2000–05) interviewed by BBC about Olympic hopes
18 Jul 2016    Time-lapse video showing Project 150 construction now available
15 Jul 2016    Chloe Chesney (Blackwater 2009–11) embarks on primate conservation expedition
8 Jul 2016    The 2016 Foundation Golf Challenge
1 Jul 2016    Old Eastbournians killed on the first day of the Somme
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27 July 2016 - Camilla Kruger (School 2000–05) interviewed by BBC about Olympic hopes

Camilla Kruger (School 2000–05) was interviewed on the BBC's South East Today on Tuesday evening about taking part in the Rio Olympics next month.

Although Camilla's family home is in Kent, she will be competing on the Zimbabwe national team, the first time an equestrian from that country has qualified for the Olympics.

Her horse Biarritz is more familiarly known as Sam The Man and is stabled in East Sussex.

Camilla was born in Zimbabwe and says her love for horses started when she began riding on the family farm there. She was further inspired to aim for Olympic glory when she attended the 2012 Olympics in London.

She says she has received a lot of support from the people in Zimbabwe, who are very enthusiastic about her taking part.

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18 July 2016 - Project 150 construction continues

Work on Project 150 is continuing over the summer.

The picture here shows the latest stage of work on the new pavilion, which is three storeys high and is connected to the new academic block behind it.

On the left is the edge of Big School (the College Theatre) which will be linked to the new building by a full-height glass atrium.

Click here for more details about Project 150 and information on how you can help support this transformative development.

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15 July 23016 - Chloe Chesney (Blackwater 2009–11) embarks on primate conservation expedition

Chloe Chesney (Blackwater 2009–11) is embarking on an expedition this summer to help in primate conservation.

Chloe, who studied history and anthropology at Oxford Brookes University, has been working as a volunteer at Howletts conducting behavioural observations on Moloch Gibbons (pictured here) and helping in the primate section as a keeper.

On 21 July she will travel to Indonesia to continue her work there for one week, before travelling to the Little Fireface Project for three weeks, where she will be helping with education and collecting data about the slow loris, which is threatened by loss of habitat and the effects of the pet trade.

As this is a voluntary expedition, Chloe has set up a GoFund Me page, and would appreciate any help that you can give towards the costs of the trip. To see more details and donate please go to www.gofundme.com/2d6rjdg .

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8 July 2016 - The 2016 Foundation Golf Challenge

The 2016 Foundation Golf Challenge saw 21 teams take part at the Royal Eastbourne Golf Club on Friday 8 July.

Following registration, coffee and bacon rolls, the teams set out for a shotgun start at 12.30pm.

The day was fine and blustery, but at least the rain stayed away. On returning to the clubhouse the winners were declared as the team from Handelsbanken.

After the prizegiving came the evening dinner and charity fundraising auction. We are pleased that over £17,500 was raised towards the Peter Bibby Award, which funds a bursary for a talented local cricketer to attend the College.

We are grateful for the sponsorship provided by M-Tech Systems and the goody bags supplied by Lloyds Bank.

Thanks also go to Christine Todd and Lulu Brown in the Eastbournian Society office for all their hard work in preparing for and organising the day.

Team photos and a full list of donors and sponsors for the event can be found on the Golf Challenge 2016 page.

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1 July 2016 - In Memoriam: Old Eastbournians killed on the first day of the Somme

One hundred years ago, 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme took place.

On that day, six Old Eastbournians were killed, and we pay tribute to them here:

  • Major John Bromilow (School 1900–05), The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment).
  • Second Lieutenant Neville Dodd (School 1896–1901), West Yorkshire (Prince of Wales Own) Regiment.
  • Second Lieutenant Philip Elliott (Gonville 1909–11), 2nd Battalion, the Middlesex Regiment.
  • Second Lieutenant Victor Godfrey (Wargrave 1910–13), 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
  • Captain Leslie Head (Home Boarder 1902–03), the 9th Battalion, the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
  • Major Lewis Jones (School 1900–03), 1st Battalion, 12th County of London Regiment (The Rangers).

Further information about the lives of these six Old Eastbournians can be found on our College history page: the Battle of the Somme.

Note: This news item was updated on 19 September 2016 with the addition of Victor Godfrey, who had been omitted from the original version.

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