75 years of Davenies
Johnny Ball opens new building as school celebrates anniversary
DAVENIES School in Beaconsfield began its 75th anniversary celebrations in style with a weekend packed full of events.
The highlight was the opening of the Jubilee Building, which was completed in time for the 75th anniversary celebrations, and was opened by television presenter Johnny Ball.
He spoke to pupils, staff and guests at the event, which took place on Saturday, October 17, and said that he was impressed with the quality of teaching and learning that the new facility will provide.
Following the opening ceremony, the assembled crowd was treated to a performance by the specially created Jubilee Choir of children, parents and staff.
Alumni returned to the school for the event, some of whom were at Davenies when it was founded 75 years ago.
The Jubilee open morning, and a Jubilee cocktail party which took place the evening before, managed to raise £7,500 for the Niemann-Pick Research Foundation to help fund research and trials into a therapeutic treatments for the disease.
Headteacher Carl Rycroft, said: “It was great to be part of such an enjoyable occasion. Johnny Ball was inspiring, the boys showed the breadth of their talents and we got to spend time with families, alumni and visitors in what was an excellent demonstration of the thriving community that exists at Davenies.”
Birthday: Johnny Ball and headteacher Carl Rycroft open the new Jubilee Building as Davenies School begins to mark its 75th year