Action-packed month for Oakham School pupils

Oakham School Chapel Choir
Oakham School Chapel Choir
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Pupils at Oakham School enjoyed taking part in a vast array of fun and competitions.

They have embarked on trips to Marrakesh in Morocco and a number of landmarks in Italy, as well as excelling in choral concerts and physics challenges.

A fundraising trip to Morocco was deeemed a big success after 17 pupils managed to raise £10,000 for a nomadic school situated in the middle of the Moroccan desert.

During the trip, the pupils rode on camel back through the desert and experienced the area’s culture and wildlife.

Sixthformers studying design technology and geography at Oakham School were introduced to the world of exotic cars, motorbikes, urban sustainability, tourism and the delights of Bologna, during a stay in Italy.

The 25 pupils sampled the work of manufacturers such as Ferrari, Pagani and Ducati, and even got the chance to drive a Lamborghini.

Oakham School Chapel Choir gave a stunning performance of Brahms’ masterpiece, A German Requiem, in the iconic chapel of King’s College, Cambridge.

During the concert, the choir was joined by international star and Old Oakhamian, bass-baritone Michael George, whose warm vocal resonance filled the chapel.

Oakham School was delighted to welcome more than 150 aspiring medical students from schools across the region for the Royal Society of Medicine Medical Careers Day, one of only three such days held in the country.

And Bob Cliffe, 17, has won a week’s training in Quantum Physics after taking part The Senior Physics Challenge, a highly regarded competition run by Cambridge University.

Bob, who live in Great Casterton, will now take part in an intensice physics summer school.