Our Old Davenians network exists to maintain a link between the School and our old boys. We are proud of Old Davenians and always keen to hear of their stories, successes and endeavours. If you have any news to share please contact Mrs Victoria Lea, Marketing Officer.
Amongst other events, we welcome our Old Davenians back to a coffee morning each year around the time they start University or work for an opportunity to catch up with friends and staff before embarking on their next adventure.
Catching up with our Old Davenians
We were delighted to hear of the successes of Davenies Alumni Scott Masson who has been selected to play for Scotland Exiles U16s this season. Scott, who plays Fly Half, left Davenies in 2013 and is also touring South America with the RGS senior team this summer.
We are always happy to hear of the successes of our Old Davenians and were especially proud of the double success that is Andrew Macdonald and Will Rose, who are to be Head Boy and Deputy Head Boy, respectively, at RGS this year. Congratulations to the both of them.
It was with delight we welcomed back the class of 2012 for our annual Alumni coffee morning. With much to catch up on, the (once) boys, and their Mums, spent the morning reminiscing with friends and staff and touring the school.
We are delighted to report that OD Dom Brown (far right), now at Shiplake College, was selected to row for team GB J16 Team in their recent match against France. The J8 boat won their race, in turn ensuring team GB won the overall match. Congratulations to Dom and team.
Congratulations to Matthew Bowen, James Baldwin, Conor Hickman and Tom Allen who have all been playing for Bucks Rugby U16s this season and have enjoyed many successes. Well done to them all.
Joshua Harris, currently a Music Scholar at Harrow is described as an exceptional young pianist as well as being a talented bass guitarist, drummer and cellist. On Sunday 07 May, Joshua will perform a solo Piano Recital at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, in Maidenhead. Good luck to Joshua!
We had the pleasure of a visit from Mr Jay Thorne, a former pupil of Davenies, Mr Thorne was at the School in 1968 & 1969 and now lives in the US.
Mr Peter Grondona (1942-45), Mr Neil Shepherd-Smith (1942-48) and Mr Robert (Bob) Sutton (c.1944) joined us for our 75th anniversary celebrations at our Jubilee Open Morning on Saturday 17 June 2015. It was lovely to hear their fond memories of their time at Davenies, and how they enjoyed seeing how the school had changed, as well as what was still the same.
19 tall young men, some with parents, came to visit the school today for the Class of 2007 (Year 6) and 2009 (Year 8) Old Davenians’ Reunion. Over coffee and pain au chocolat the boys reminisced about their memories of Davenies, and chatted excitedly about their future plans and dreams.
The Old Davenians took a tour of the school, peering over the building site fencing to where their Pre-Prep classrooms used to stand, and enjoyed catching up with the familiar faces of the staff.
On the first Friday of term, we were visited by the Old Davenians, and their parents, of 2006. The missing years rolled away as the boys talked of current exploits hopes and dreams, whilst reminiscing about the wonderful and enjoyable years spent at Davenies. They were amazed by the Newton Building and looked quizzical at all the new staff!