New Year’s Eve wedding for Nick

New Year’s Eve wedding for Nick

Current QE teacher and old boy of the School, Nicholas Bird, welcomed more than a dozen fellow alumni and colleagues to his wedding on New Year’s Eve.

Nick (OE 1995-2002), is a Physical Education teacher and is in charge of water polo – a sport which has gone from strength to strength at the School in recent years. Several boys have gained national places in the GB water polo squad this term.

He is also a PGCE Professional Mentor at QE, helping trainee teachers, especially those specialising in PE.

Seven old boys and their partners came as guests to his wedding to Samantha, a Metropolitan Police Officer, at Theobalds Park, Waltham Cross.

“They were all from my year group across various houses and now own businesses, work in the media or in the City. Some I would have played rugby with, whilst others were just classmates who I have kept in touch with,” says Nick.

“A number of my friends from School now live abroad in various countries, from Hong Kong and China to Canada and the US, and therefore although they were not able to make it to the wedding, they sent their best wishes – and it was very nice to receive such kind words. We would like to thank the School for all the good wishes and for the gift, which we have put towards an iPad.”

Also at the ceremony at the Georgian mansion were six members of School staff and their partners.

After leaving the Sixth Form, Nick took his first degree in Sports Science and Business Management at Brunel University, one of the UK’s leading universities for sport. He studied on the Graduate Teacher Programme at the University of Hertfordshire and gained his MEd at Middlesex.

The happy couple are looking forward to a summer honeymoon taking in New York, Las Vegas and Barbados.