Suit of Armour Stands Guard in History
It is not just new pupils who joined Davenies for the start of the Autumn Term, but a new tall and shiny figure in the History Department, too!
Standing guard in the History Room on the first day of term, the suit of armour was a welcome surprise to boys returning after the break. Won in a silent auction run by local hospice, South Bucks Hospice, the impressive figure stands over six feet tall and has certainly sparked some interesting conversations so far as to it’s origin!
Amazingly, the suit of armour had been handed in recently to South Bucks Hospice’s re-use shop at High Heavens recycling centre in High Wycombe. Head of History, Mr Fryer, posted the winning bid of £300 on behalf of the School when he saw the auction advertised online. Not only has the School been able to donate to an extremely worthwhile cause, also supported by Cook House a few years go, but we have also captured the minds of many of our enthusiastic and curious historians.
The aim of the newest addition to the History Department is to bring history to life even more to continue to engage and inspire the boys across the Prep School in the subject, ultimately leading them to challenge themselves even further and throw themselves whole-heartedly into their history learning. As such, the History Department is running a competition across the whole school to name its mascot, and we are excited to see what our creative boys come up with. Watch this space!