Benson’s owner and Gresham’s School Staff Instructor, Colin Scoles, said: “It is ironic that Benson has been raising money to help injured servicemen and women and he himself now has a disability and, like so many that he has helped, he has a ‘can do attitude’ hence the latest calendar”.
The 2017 Benson calendar is now on sale with half the £10 price going to the charities. Call the School Reception on 01263 714500 to order a copy.
Gresham’s is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 3 to 18. The school is set in 200 acres of beautiful countryside, just four miles from the North Norfolk coast, most of which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In March 2016, the Nursery and Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior School was awarded 'excellent' in all nine categories following an inspection by The Independent Schools Inspectorate. ‘Excellent’ is the ISI descriptor for the Ofsted term ‘outstanding’. The school was founded in 1555 by Sir John Gresham who went on to become Lord Mayor of London and forged close ties with the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers. Strong links with the City of London remain today. Old Greshamians have achieved great success in many fields and include the composer Benjamin Britten, the poet W H Auden and hovercraft inventor Sir Christopher Cockerell. More recent alumni include BAFTA winning actress, Olivia Colman, inventor and businessman Sir James Dyson, film director Stephen Frears and international rugby players, Tom and Ben Youngs.
Benson with Gresham’s (award-winning) Rifle Team.