Former pupils show support for Pocklington School’s ‘Shape the Future’ bid

Two former pupils paid a special visit to Pocklington School recently to meet the outgoing head boy and head girl and show their support for the School’s new ‘Shape the Future’ campaign to raise money for bursaries.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 3:30 pm
Head boy Kobby Fofie, Old Pocklingtonians Tom Nash and Howard Holmes and head girl Grace Beckett.

The campaign is part of the School’s Strategic Education Vision and its objective to ‘nurture a culture of giving back and increase accessibility to the school’.

It seeks to raise £10 million for the John Dolman Trust endowment fund in 10 years to provide bursary places at the school in perpetuity.

Tom Nash and Howard Holmes were in the same class from the age of eight and the visit was the first time they had met since they left the school in 1977.

Tom, who is past president of the Old Pocklingtonian Association, has been appointed as an ambassador for the new Shape the Future campaign and Howard has designed the campaign’s distinctive promotional materials at his design agency, The Beyond.

Pocklington School’s outgoing head boy Kobby Fofie and head girl Grace Beckett, welcomed them to the School library and archive room, where they were able to look through old photographs and a range of memorabilia from their school years.

Tom said: “I was very fortunate to attend Pocklington School, and have many fond memories of my time there.

“I know how both I and my children benefitted from attending Pocklington School and I am keen to support the Shape the Future campaign to help raise funds.”

Howard added: “Being invited to design the promotional materials for the Shape the Future campaign has been a fantastic experience, and has given me the chance to not only have a trip down memory lane, but also to reflect on the impact Pocklington School has had on my life.”