It’s a Ball for Jubilee Open Morning
For three days the school has been celebrating the 75th Jubilee in what will be a series of events across the academic year. The initial phase of these culminated in the official opening of the Jubilee Building by Mr Johnny Ball.
Mr Ball amused the assembled boys, parents, grandparents, ODs, friends of the school and invited guests with tales of Sir Isaac Newton in addition to extolling the virtues of education and the opportunities that lay at the feet of our boys.
Without further ado, Mr Ball ‘cut the ribbon’ and Open Morning commenced. With activities in every corner of the school grounds, classrooms were opened and the French Café began serving. Families, ODs and guests wandered the hallways pointing at new things, reminiscing with anecdotes of deeds past, talking to current and ex-staff, asking questions…all with smiles on faces.
Some ODs had not entered the hallowed halls of the Farmhouse Building since they left, so Saturday became the perfect opportunity to have a photo taken next to their name on the Honours Boards.
One of the highlights of the day were three ODs who were here in the 1940s meeting up for the first time for 60 plus years. Mr Gibson and Mr Tennant could have spent the entire day sitting and listening to their stories, and were amazed at their vivid recall of happy years spent at Davenies.
The entire morning became a living embodiment of the school motto: singulus pro fraternitate laborans.