Popular teacher returns to Ermysted’s for Old Boys’ Dinner

31 October 2016

We’re delighted to announce that former master William Nabarro will be the guest speaker at this year’s annual Dinner.

Former pupils of Skipton’s Ermysted’s Grammar School are being invited to attend the school’s annual Founders’ Day service and Old Boys’ Dinner next month.

Taking place on Saturday 3rd December, the events celebrate the foundation of Ermysted’s more than 520 years ago and bring together ex-pupils from through the generations.

A church service takes place at Skipton’s Holy Trinity Church at 11am on the day, attended by current students along with teachers, former teachers, parents, governors, Old Boys and friends of the school.

In the evening the Old Boys’ Society holds its AGM at 6pm, followed from 7pm by the annual Old Boys’ Dinner in the school refectory.

William NabarroThis year’s guest speaker at the fundraising dinner is William Nabarro, who taught English and Economics at Ermysted’s for five years between 2010 and 2015. A late joiner to the teaching profession after more than 30 years in the civil service and financial services sector, William left the school last Christmas to join insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) as Special Adviser to the CEO. Before taking up teaching he was Group Commercial Director at JLT and also held senior roles at Hambros Bank and KPMG.

Stuart Clarkson from the Ermysted’s Old Boys’ Society said: “Mr Nabarro was a very popular master and made a lasting impression on many pupils he taught during his stay at Ermysted’s. He has a great sense of humour as well as many years of experience in financial services, so we’re hopefully in for a great night hearing stories from his careers in the City and in teaching.”

The dinner will also include a tribute to former Head Boy Chris Greenwood, who sadly passed away this year aged just 26. Chris attended the school between 2001 and 2008 and was Head Boy in 2008. Many of Chris’ schoolmates will be attending to celebrate his life and recognise his massive contribution to school life during his time at Ermysted’s.

The evening will also see a debut speech from new Old Boys’ Society President, Michael Evans, at the end of his first term as the school’s Headmaster.

For more information about Founders’ Day and the Old Boys’ Dinner and to book tickets, click here.

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