OLD VERLUCIAN: A former pupil of Warminster School. Taken from the Roman word for Warminster, Verlucia. Affectionately know as an 'OV'.
Whenever you attended Warminster School, when you leave, you became an Old Verlucian. These days we celebrate the advent of this with a BBQ and the presentation of a tie or scarf which the fledgling OVs wear with pride. If you find yourself without one of these highly sought after items get in touch!
With the introduction of the Development and Alumni Department there are now many ways to be involved as an Old Verlucian. Meet with old friends at an OV reunion or dinner, enjoy the camaraderie and networking at a drinks reception, take part in OV sport or a round of golf, even simply come back for a visit. As an OV you are ALWAYS welcome at Warminster.
We want to hear what you are up to. Just graduated? Let us know. Started a new job? Let us know. Getting married? Let us know. We want to hear what you are up to and where you are in the world. Keep us posted.
Our OVs are also hugely supportive with careers, mentoring and work experience placements. You can get involved as much or as little as you want. One thing our pupils love is listening to and sharing memories about shared school experiences with our OVs.
We are also keen to help OVs keep in touch with each other, build up networks and encourage more OV events, either at the School or elsewhere. If you would be interested or have a suggestion for an event please get in touch we would be delighted to hear from you.
Our OVs also came out in force during lockdown with very welcome donations to our Hardship Fund, and for this we will be forever grateful. If you are interested in supporting your school or our current pupils in anyway possible please get in touch.
Matt Williams, Headmaster, with three future Old Verlucians under his wing said: “For me, the links we have developed with our alumni are absolutely crucial in the ongoing establishment of a true community at Warminster School. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting OVs from all generations during my first year at the School – including a chance meeting in an Alpine Chalet! I look forward to many more opportunities in the future.”
We would not have been able to create our prospectus, 'Made in Warminster' without the help of our loyal and inspirational Old Verlucians. OV’s talk of a community supported by unparalleled pastoral care providing the space and freedom for pupils to embrace opportunities. This special combination of community and opportunity which lies at the very heart of our ethos is deeply embedded in our school culture; it is the very foundation upon which our community and OV network is based.
So, if after having read this you want to be part of this ever expanding community and support network please get in touch with me at [email protected] We would be delighted to have you on board and you can always be assured of a warm welcome.
Stella Aldridge, Head of Development & Alumni
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