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Versa: Issue One

Versa is a biannual publication and will be published every autumn and spring term. Versa will replace the former magazine, OA Bulletin and will offer a comprehensive insight into the many facets of alumni life.


PLAY YOUR PART Support the future of the arts at St Albans School The success of our Building Futures fundraising campaign has enabled the start of the refurbishment of New Hall into a modern Centre for the Performing Arts. With Phase One of this project on schedule to be completed by mid-April 2018, our fundraising endeavours continue apace to enable Phase Two of this project to proceed. Play your Part – a continuation of the Building Futures campaign – aims specifically to redevelop the main and balcony floors of New Hall, and provide a 300 seat multi-use auditorium. The development plan focusses on providing current and future students with the best possible opportunities available to unlock their potential. Play your part and help our students to be their very best At St Albans School, we believe that the arts are vital to our vibrant community and bring out the best in our students. The Centre for the Performing Arts will engage and inspire on a grand scale, enabling students to thrive in an atmosphere that fosters creative expression and personal growth. Students will be immeasurably enriched by a modern and innovative facility that impacts their academic and student life. How you can play your part Fundraising target: £1 million For further information, please contact the Development Office or visit Building-Futures Our fundraising target for Phase Two is £1 million. As part of the Play your Part campaign, we are seeking gifts from donors who truly understand the great value of the arts to our School. Please help play your part by making a gift to support our budding actors and musicians. A one-off donation, or a transformational naming-gift, will enable us to achieve our vision to help each pupil flourish, develop self-knowledge and self-confidence. Take a leading role and play your part in supporting the future of the arts at St Albans School. t: 01727 515187 e: FOUNDATION

15 OA MERCHANDISE We have recently expanded our range of OA merchandise. Why not pick up a stocking filler for the OA in your life? 3 4 1 9 8 6 11 2 7 10 5 If you would like to purchase any merchandise, please contact or call 01727 515187. Alternatively, you can shop online at or complete the form below, and send to: Development Office, St Albans School, Abbey Gateway, St Albans, AL3 4HB. International prices may vary. [1] OA Umbrella £22 (+ £11 UK p&p) Lightweight storm proof umbrellas featuring the School crest and printed in OA colours. [2] St Albans School Mug £10 (+ £2 UK p&p) Bone china mug with School history on base. [3] St Albans School Tea Towel £5 (+ 50p UK p&p) Featuring a list of School rules from 1570. [4] Born Not For Ourselves: A History of St Albans School £25 (+ £5 UK p&p) A hardback book telling the story of St Albans School through the years. Qty Qty Qty Qty [5] St Albans School At War £15 (+ £2.50 UK p&p) A paperback book on collected memories of pupils who experienced a St Albans School education during World War II. [6] OA Socks £7.50 (+ £2 UK p&p) One size cotton socks in the official OA colours. Suitable for men’s size 8-12.5 [7] St Albans School Tote Bag £4 (+ £1 UK p&p) Natural coloured tote bags with the School crest. Fashionable and handy for shopping. [8] OA Silk Tie £13.00 (+ £1 UK p&p) 100% silk tie in OA colours. Qty Qty Qty Qty [9] St Albans School Hymn Books £10 (+ £2 UK p&p) School hymns throughout the years. [10] Inspiring Old Albanians £12 (+ £2 UK p&p) A paperback book which is a miscellany of famous former pupils and others associated with St Albans School. [11] St Albans School Notebook £5 (+ £2 UK p&p) High quality A5 notebook with a black matte finish, pen hold, ribbon bookmark and the School crest. Qty Qty Qty Name I enclose a cheque for £ payable to St Albans School Foundation Address Please debit my: Visa/Delta MasterCard UK Maestro Name on card for £ Card Number Telephone Email Expiry Date Signature / Start Date / (if applicable) Issue No. (if applicable) Date Security code: