Talk by Phil Bevan, Headmaster of Devizes School
Here’s a note from David Lamb regarding the recent talk given to Devizes Rotary Members by Phil Bevan, Headmaster of Devizes School.
Tuesday evening’s meeting on 19th September gave a good attendance of members and guests the chance to welcome the recently appointed head of Devizes School Philip Bevan as speaker. He brought us up to date on what was happening at the school, and its plans for the future, very well illustrated by a visual presentation.
In passing he mentioned the event some years ago when an escaped lion invaded the school and we could not help thinking how that would have been dealt with by current health and safety.
Most impressive photos of the November memorial day event around the quad were shown along with a lonely duck breaking the ‘no walking on the quad rule’. We all got the clear impression of someone who is leading from the front with an excellent relationship with his pupils and staff. Certainly two of his pupils who were working at The Crown that evening received a bit of a surprise when he arrived, but the exchanges between them later illustrated this excellent relationship.
Hopefully Devizes Rotary can cement a useful contact with Phil and Devizes School for the future.