Silver Birch Marks New Beginnings
With a shovel and watering can to hand, the Headmaster and two green fingered helpers planted a Silver Birch Tree kindly gifted to the School from the Friends of Davenies, in recognition of challenging times, and to mark a new beginning of change for all.
Following an unprecedented year, which saw remote learning and teaching become the new norm, the Friends of Davenies (FoDs) donated a Silver Birch tree to be planted in the School grounds. The Silver Birch is, accordingly to Celtic Mythology, one of the most ‘sacred’ trees, symbolising new beginnings and protection. Former Chair of the FoDs, Mrs Harper, said “…This is a gift to the School to mark the end of a challenging year that was handled with skill by the School. And also to mark a new beginning of change for all. Please nurture and plant the tree where you think it fits best.” Mrs Harper added: “Everyone in the FoD value how the School grounds contribute to the value of our boys’ education. Thank you to all your team…”
The choice of a silver birch could not have been more apt, as sadly, the School lost one to disease. As a listed tree, the School was responsible for replanting something similar and so the FoD’s gift came with perfect timing.