The latest OCA News Letter, circulated during the first week of the Autumn Term includes a Vision for the Future. Clearly, due to the ageing of its present membership, it cannot continue in its present form much beyond the next decade, although at least that will take it beyond it’s centenary in 2029. If the association is to continue beyond that time it is absolutely essential that the younger generation of former pupils post 1971 come on board. They are all Old Cerdics after all!
The association fully understands that on leaving Chard children, understandably perhaps, may well obtain a greater affiliation towards their Secondary School. However, none the less, it seems that Chard School does instil a lasting affection into those who come into contact with it; so, in the year ahead the association will be reaching out to all former pupils who were at the school post 1971 in order to encourage them to get involved with the work of the OCA. Its aims are two-fold; to enable former pupils to maintain contact with one another and to support the school in all possible ways.
As reported in the last News Letter Old Cerdic Stewart Hull will be taking over the running of the OCA in June of next year. In the mean-time he would welcome any suggestions as to the possible way forward for the association. He is completely open as to how events for Old Cerdics should be held in the future so please contact him with your views at email@example.com