16th October 2020 — Shiplake College was delighted to welcome back a very familiar face for a tour of one of the College’s new facilities - The Davies Centre - the state-of-the-art multi-activity centre on the banks of the River Thames.
Mr Gregg Davies, the College’s headmaster from 2004-2019 and the Davies Centre namesake, along with wife Alison and daughter Anna had their first tour of the Centre since its completion in September today.
Pupils have been enjoying the facilities at the centre since the beginning of term. It includes our new boathouse, climbing wall, gym, archery and rifle range and facilities and storage for the College’s outdoor education programme.
Mr Davies said: “I am so impressed with it! The gym and ergo room is fantastic, the climbing wall is the bees knees and the storage facilities for the boats and outdoor activity equipment are brilliant.
"It was absolutely fantastic to see a squad of girls training hard and the boys I remember from last year have grown eight inches!
"It really feels that Shiplake now has a facility that matches the ambition, spirit and ethos of the boat club."