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Roundwood Park Alumni Fund – Can you help?

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Roundwood Park Bursary scheme to help all our students.

CLICK HERE for more details.

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Rachel Ferguson’s charity cycle ride across Europe!

Rachel Ferguson, class of  2006, studied at the University of Cambridge. She had embarked on a charity cycle ride from Munich to Trieste in northern Italy through the Austrian Alps stopping in Salzburg, Ljubljana and some lesser known European towns on route. They set off on the challenge aiming to raise funds for Unicef, Water Aid, World Land Trust and the Red Cross at the end of May.

Unfortunately Rachel had an accident on the fifth and final day, having already done the hard graft covering 420 miles and climbing inclines of up to 15%. An ambulance returned her to Ljubljana. Rachel is pleased to report their A&E is a highly efficient operation and thankfully she escaped with only a broken wrist and a fine by the Slovenian police for “dangerous driving”. Her helmet, layers of clothing and a well stocked back pocket of sandwiches broke her fall. She says “I’ll definitely never be cycling without a helmet, though a new one is on order. I will however ensure I’m cycling with a lawyer next time”.

Given that Rachel almost completed her charity cycle journey she would  appreciate any donations.  http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/CBRE-M2T

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Kate Hanna [1963] – married in June 2013

Kate Hanna attended Roundwood Park from 1959-63. She has just got married to Hugh Mailer in June 2013. We wish them every happiness.

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Reagan Bradley [2007] lifts Sunday Times Business Award.

Redbourn property manager scoops top Sunday Times business award.

Reagan Bradley of Redbourn won ‘Best Lettings Property Manager of 2013’ at the annual awards despite only working for Sewell & Gardner for three years. The former Roundwood Park student has moved up the company quickly, starting out as a negotiator, and then becoming the Director’s PA before being promoted to the Head of Property Management. The judges were wowed by her proactive nature and brilliant performance. Reagan said “to have recognition at that level this early in my career is really fantastic”.  She admitted that “I was the youngest candidate I imagine so it is a real fantasy”. She added “I am really only starting to make my mark and make significant changes – so it is nice to know I am going in the right direction”. 

Extracted from Herts Advertiser June 13 2013

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Natasha Dowie’s Liverpool sink Everton to stay Top.

Liverpool crush Everton 4-1 ; June 4th 2013

Liverpool Ladies produced a magnificent performance to sink Everton 4-1 at the Arriva Stadium, Marine FC, last night.

Matt Beard’s side strengthened their lead at the top of the Women’s Super League, playing some superb football at times.

Before a ball was kicked the Reds boss suffered a blow when his two regular goalkeepers were both ruled out, so emergency signing from Sunderland Rachel Laws made her debut.

Played out in front of a crowd of 1,124, Beard’s side started well and created several good openings before they took the lead after 34 minutes when German ace Nicole Rolser pounced to make it 1-0 following a scramble in the box.

The Blues equalised after the restart when Jill Scott pounced but back came the Reds and Swedish star Louise Fors netted to make it 2-1.

German defender Corina Shroder made it 3-1 before goal machine Natasha Dowie netted against her old club.

Report from the Liverpool Echo.


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Game, Set and Match!

Kate Borthwick was married to  Colin Peel on Saturday 4th May 2013.  Kate attended Roundwood Park from  1989-1996  and  now owns, and is Company Director of, her own private tennis coaching company called ‘Tennis Angels’. We wish them every happiness.

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Megan Kiff [class of 2010] – Another footballing talent!

According to the local press it is clear that we have another footballing talent as indicated in the following newspaper article from the Herts Advertiser [ 11th April 2013].

First treble for Kiff:    Women’s Football                                                                       ‘St Albans City Ladies recorded a much needed 3-0 win against Dunstable  Town Ladies on Sunday. City dominated from the  first whistle. They went ahead as Kelly Hancock drove  towards the Dunstable  goal and  pulled it back to Megan Kiff, whose shot  rippled the back of the net.   With consistent effort  from City, Kiff was teed  up beautifully by Sophie  Joseph to score her second  of the match with a lovely  touch round the keeper.

Saints again started the  second half strongly. Coral Clayton found a burst of pace to drag one of the Dunstable players to create space for Kiff , to pounce on the incoming  ball, She put the game out of reach of the opposition and sealed her first hat-trick for the club.  That also secured the three points for City’.

Megan followed up this hat trick with another winning goal the following week.

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Triumph down under for Harpenden’s Sam

Roundwood Alumnus , Sam Claridge [class of 2009; aged 22] has just returned from a two month spell in Australia where he won his first tournament: the Flagstaff Hill Cup.  Sam is a Harpenden Common Golf Club member and an England Amateur international. Whilst down under gaining valuable experience he came close in three other tournaments. He is hoping to make the GB  & Ireland Walker Cup team to take on the Americans in September. The Walker Cup is the amateur version of the Ryder Cup  [after Sir Samuel Ryder of St Albans] and will be played in New York this year.

More details/full report can be found in the Herts Advertiser [11th April].

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Confessions of a Fashionista – Angela Clarke in print!

Angela left us in 1998 and after graduating with a degree in English & European Studies she worked in the fashion industry as an agent producing photoshoots for magazines, advertising campaigns and catwalk shows etc. In the last few years she decided to focus full time on writing and wrote a column for the Daily Mail online for 3 years. Angela also writes a column in The Wharf (a Canary Wharf based publication). She has just had her first book published, Confessions of a Fashionista (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Confessions-Fashionista-Anonymous/dp/075354119X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350666847&sr=8-1), which is a humorous memoir of her time spent working in the fashion industry. Angela has also had pieces published in the Indy, the Daily Mail and on The Vagenda, etc and recently appeared on Woman’s Hour talking about being a feminist and working in the fashion industry. She describes herself as a writer rather than as a journalist. Angela is currently working on her next book – which is a teen novel.

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Natasha’s boost for the Reds!

Following Natasha Dowie’s ‘shock’ transfer  from Cup winning Everton LFC to Liverpool LFC , Natasha has strong words to the critics – Read more . Click on the link.


Natasha scored her first hat trick for the Reds in their 8-0 win over Blackburn this month [Feb 2013].