On Friday I was delighted to be invited to a convivial chat in the Dining Room, the other guests were very special – Manor mummies and members of staff who were also pupils here. Over coffee and biscuits, out came some old whole school photographs so there was much chatter over “name that teacher” and “look at that haircut!”. There were some common stories surrounding the concrete mushrooms that used to be in the playground, tales regaled of sitting on them and jumping over them – sadly they are long since gone. Another common thread was everyone’s dislike for quiche – it must have been really bad in earlier times to manage to put everyone off it for life! The Manor’s history book was well-thumbed as pieces of The Manor’s history were unravelled around the table. It was a privilege to be included in such a special morning and we hope that we can do it more often; we are sure there are more mummies out there who were once pupils – please do join us next time.
Mrs Karen Copson
Camilla started at The Manor in the Nursery in September 1996. She had many happy years here and went on to Our Lady’s, Abingdon in 2003. Having left Our Lady’s after her GCSE examinations, Camilla went to do a BTEC in equine management.
Camilla worked hard to fulfil her dream of becoming a member of The Royal Artillery King’s Troop. In the summer of 2011 Camilla started her Phase 1 Army training at Pirbright in Surrey and on December 2nd 2011 she successfully graduated. Camilla is now a member of The Royal Horse Artillery.
Camilla is currently working hard to achieve her second dream which is to join Sandhurst Military Academy to become an officer. Camilla has proven that dreams can come true. She is a real inspiration and we are very proud of her achievements.