Gareth Mound, 1996 — 2015: Andrew Burdett offers his personal recollections of his friend and former classmate, who died in August 2015 aged just 19.
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I attend Furze Platt Senior School, a Maidenhead comprehensive run by Headteacher Ms White.
I’ll be honest: I’ve had a good Christmas. A gastronomically very good Christmas. This was made clear to me earlier today when, half-an-hour into my second stint at the Maidenhead Swimarathon, I was secretly getting rather...
Regular readers will know of my involvement with the half-termly production of The Stag, my school’s Sixth Form-run newsmagazine, that I – along with my friends Chloe and Jack – reinvented this time last year....
“I arrived at Furze Platt as an unhappy little boy: truth be told, I didn’t really want to be here. I’d said goodbye to my favourite teachers; some of my best friends had gone to other schools; and – worst of all – I’d forgotten my packed lunch. Seven years later, I’ll be leaving as a truly content young men, thanks to a wealth of experiences offered to me by the school.”
There’s now just over a week to go until the start of our Three Peaks weekend. Next Friday, approximately 40 Year 12s (including myself) will head up to Yorkshire in school minibuses. Then, on...
My younger schoolmates took their turn at donning the formalwear today, as they officially ‘graduated’ from Furze Platt Senior School.
Every Sunday night, around this time, I quietly sit alone and reflect on the week that is ending. The conversations I’ve had, jokes I’ve been told, things I’ve read, videos I’ve seen, radio I’ve listened to. All that kind of thing. Here I share a link to webpage that made me smile.
It is with great delight that I can now reveal that I’ve been made Furze Platt’s Head Boy for the next twelve months. I now look forward to a year fulfilling the role’s duties to the very best of my ability.