A FORMER pupil’s lifetime of service to Warwick School and its old boys has been celebrated with the presentation of a specially commissioned painting of the school’s old cricket pavilion.
Nigel Robinson, chairman of Leamington public relations agency Newsline PR, was presented with the picture by headmaster Gus Lock at the annual old boys’ dinner, marking his active involvement with the Old Warwickian Association (OWA) spanning more than 50 years.
Nigel, who joined the school as a seven-year-old boarder in 1955, started to play rugby for the Old Warwickians during school holidays in 1964, while still a sixth former, and went on to become its president 40 years later.
On leaving school in 1966 he joined the OWA and was social secretary of its headquarters in Church Street, for many years before being elected its chairman in 1980. He went on to serve twice as chairman of the OWA (1985-87 and 2005-2010), and became its president in 2001.
In 2014 he was appointed a vice-president for the school’s 1100th anniversary and is also the secretary of the OW Trust, which provides bursaries for local boys.
He said: “I enjoyed every moment of my time at the school and my years with the OWA and it has been an honour for me to have been recognised in this way. I’m very much looking forward to my involvement with the Warwick School family for many years to come.”