In the long history of Ipswich Grammar School since the doors opened on October 7th 1863, each student has been involved in the legacy of the school. The first sixteen students there on day one would never have imagined that their school one day would be 155 years strong with now 17,184 boys enrolled during that time. Each of those boys at some stage has contributed, or is now contributing to a place in the history of Ipswich Grammar School and is represented by their own individual number to signify this moment.
To help recognise everyone’s ‘place in history’ members of the Ipswich Grammar community gathered for an evening to celebrate. Old Boys had the opportunity to talk with current students and hear about the modern school and in those discussions the current boys got to understand how important the school still is for the Old Boys and how significant it was to them to represent one of the 17,184.
Speaking on behalf of the boys, both old and current, was Year 4 student William Foote who proudly stood with his younger brother Elliot (Year 2) and Old Boy father Tim (Class of 1994). William confidently spoke in front of the large audience of his love of his school, his appreciation of the opportunities the school provides and how he and his family are a part of the history of the school.
Every boy has the opportunity to receive a special commemorative certificate with his number and Old Boys are encouraged to contact the school if they haven’t already to request their individual certificate by emailing Michelle Hawck on firstname.lastname@example.org