OF Mark Bushby (Mo 2013-2018) recently travelled to the Ukrainian-Polish border to volunteer and provide support. We spoke to Mark shortly after his return to the UK about his experience.
Old Fettesian Association
Fettes provides a strong foundation for the future and a family for life. Whilst for our Leavers, Founder's Day marks the end of their time at the school, it is just the beginning of the next step in their Fettes journey. Leavers are warmly welcomed into our vibrant community of Old Fettesians (OFs) all around the world.
Fettes produces ambitious alumni, many of whom end up being inquisitive global explorers, always ready to offer a friendly welcome and a helping hand to fellow OFs who follow in their footsteps.
The Old Fettesian Association (OFA) helps OFs to keep in touch with each other, supports an array of gatherings across the globe and produces an annual Old Fettesian Newsletter, packed full of OF and Fettes news and stories. These activities are supported by the OFA committee and a group of regional representatives who volunteer their services and time and ensure that OFs everywhere feel welcome, wherever they may live or travel.
In October, former pupils from 5 to 70 years past return to Fettes for the annual Commemoration Weekend. It involves a full and varied programme of events, including an incredible dinner on the Saturday night.
The Old Fettesian Coordinator, Vivienne Clark, works within the Development Team at Fettes.
Old Fettesians are welcome to get in touch to update their details, arrange a visit to the school and find out more about upcoming events.
"Fettes College was my home from home; I made life-long friends, and developed into a young adult in the middle of a beautiful capital city. A lot has changed since I left; but I am happy to see that Fettes College continues to provide opportunities for learning, friendship, and personal development which will stand all future OFs in good stead".
Henry Cave, President of the OFA (SH 1980-1984)
It was such a pleasure to gather Old Fettesians from the North East of England together at the Northumberland Golf Club for good food and conversation on Friday 21st January.
Despite the pandemic and the rise of the Omicron variant a small congregation chose to gather together in London on 16th December 2021 for the annual London Old Fettesian Carol Service.