A slow return to normality

After a wretched winter, the first signs of hope are there. In early March, Cranleigh re-opened its doors again after almost three months of remote learning; rarely have students been so pleased to return, and the teachers were almost as delighted to be able to talk to classes rather than screens. Intra-school sport has again resumed and the hope is that come the summer term inter-school competition will return … perhaps even some drama and music.

We are tentatively planning the first OC events since the original lockdown. Dates and arrangements are provisional and depend on government rules and advice, but the hope is that OC Day on July 3rd will take place as usual. The always popular Over 70s reunion, twice cancelled, has been rescheduled for October and other functions will emerge in the coming months. There is also the intention to offer something for the long-suffering 2020 leavers.

The OC Club at Thames Ditton, shut since December, will re-open for sport at the end of the month even though the OCHC and OCRFC seasons have been shredded. The OCCC plan a full season with a centenary week in July and the opening round of the Cricketer Cup on Jubilee in June.