Co-Curricular Catch Up

Senior School

The latest news, stories and pictures from Director of Co-Curricular, Mrs Boyle

Welcome to the first of our interviews with Old Ipswichians who have continued to shine in the co-curricular world after their time at the school. 

Over the years our co-curricular provision has grown and offered many opportunities to our pupils to follow their passions wherever they may lie.  Whilst many pupils relish their involvement in such activities during their time outside the classroom at Ipswich School, it is our aspiration that they will become lifelong passions.  

Several of our former pupils have even made these co-curricular passions their profession.  Whether they are appearing on the stage, competing on the sports field, a member of the Armed Forces or performing in the music world, we have many Old Ipswichians who have really interesting journeys to share with us all in the school community.  Their stories may inspire others to follow in their footsteps. 

Tracy Boyle, Director of Co-Curriculum

Interview with Midge Parry – June 2019

On a cold Monday evening in January, Imogen Parry (aka Midge) returned to Ipswich School to answer my questions, wearing the biggest smile. She is incredibly excited about her new job with The Swingles, formerly known as The Swingle Singers who were founded in the ’60s and are five times Grammy Award winners. They are a London-based vocal group who perform primarily a cappella. She has wanted to be in this group since she was three years old and she remembers doobey-doobey-dooing along to their scat songs from her earliest years. Her first project with the group is their tour to the US and Canada with the Swingles.

When were you at the school and who was the Headmaster?
I joined the school in Year 9 in 2008, having attended The Latymer School in London until then.  Ian Galbraith was the Headmaster and Nick Weaver arrived when I was in Year 11.

Which House did you belong to and who was your Head of House?
I belonged to and was Senior Prefect in Holden as my father is an OI and our Housemaster (the previous name for the Head of House) was Mike Bannan; he retired and was succeeded by Jonathan Orbell.

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