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Festival in memory of former St Albans pupil marks 10 year anniversary

 Published on: 5th July 2019   |   By: Alex Pearson   |   Category: Uncategorized

Beaumont School in St Albans celebrated its 10th anniversary last month of a festival in memory of a former pupil. 

The annual community sports and music event was held on Saturday, June 22, as a tribute to a former student, Rob Williams, who died in a snowboarding accident.

Rob’s Festival was started by some of his friends and has grown into a successful whole school event which has raised, to date, over £50,000 for the Prince’s Trust and the school.

The unique aspect of this event is that it is organised almost entirely by Year 12 students along with the Beaumont School Association (BSA).

Its main aim is to raise as much money as possible for the school and the Prince’s Trust, while bringing the Beaumont community together to enjoy music and sport which were two of Rob’s passions.

Local bands, including many home-grown acts from the school performed on the day including The Carnegies, Lemon Venom and Vertigo. 

It’s a family-friendly event which also featured football tournaments, a bouncy castle, stalls, games, face-painting, house stalls and a raffle.

There will be a wide range refreshments on offer, including a barbecue and fully licensed bar.

A provisional date has been set for next year’s event on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

The school is looking for assistance for the 11th event, email bsa@beaumont.school to find out how you can get involved.

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