School Library celebrates Queen's 90th birthday

The Union Jack is flying and bunting bedecks the Arter Library in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday.

A range of resources are displayed to inform students and staff about Her Majesty's life and times.

Queens 90th

Congratulations Mrs Lamb

Congratulations to Mrs Lamb who has been recognised with a special award for her dedicated leadership and advocacy for Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and for her involvement with the Healthy Schools Programme. Essex L.A., in conjunction with Healthy Schools and the National Health Service in Essex, presented the award at a special event in Chelmsford. For more than fifteen years, Mrs Lamb has been involved with these programmes-her students know how deserving she is of this recognition.

Rugby County Cup Finals

Davenant’s name stood out among the very top schools for rugby in Essex when both our Year 8 and Year 9 teams appeared in their respective County Cup finals on 20th March. While both our teams were finally defeated, the achievement of convincingly winning through their earlier matches reflects great credit on the boys and their coaches. As they go up through the school, they will continue to enjoy their rugby and to improve as teams.

Young Citizen Awards

Congratulations to two Davenant students who have been recognised at this year’s Epping Forest D.C.’s Young Citizen of the Year Awards. Molly Gayler (Year 10 ) received the top award of Young Citizen of the Year while Joseph Pascoe (Year 11) was recognised for his determined work on behalf of The Epping Forest Youth Council. Both students also make a major contribution in the life of the school and we are very proud of their achievements.

 

Students attend final of 2016 Essex Book Awards

On Wednesday 16th March, the Davenant's Book Club members visited Moulsham High School in Chelmsford for the announcement of the Essex Book Award winner for 2016.

The students read the 6 nominated books between October and February half term and clearly had their favourites.

The group joined with 17 of the 35 schools in Essex taking part in a tightly packed hall to hear from 4 of the shortlisted authors.

The authors were Sam Hepburn (“If you were me”), Ali Sparkes (“Car-Jacked”), Jane McLoughlin (“The Crowham Martyrs") and Kerr Thomson (“The Sound of Whales”).

The winner was announced (dramatic drum roll)……Ali Sparkes “ Car-Jacked”. 

EBA 2016

Finlay Jordan in Year 8 won the Book Award prize for the best review of Ali’s book and Kate Smith in Year 7 won the Davenant Foundation School 10th Anniversary Prize for her engagement in this years’ Book Club.

The students said, “I’m glad Car-Jacked won because it was a mind blowing book”…..“After the presentation, we went to the library where we had the opportunity to meet the authors and get autographs, pictures and signed books.”