Eastbourne College facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsEastbourne College
|Motto||Ex Oriente Salus
(Haven to the East, another name for a haven being a bourne... therefore a 19th century play on words.... Eastbourne)
|Headmaster||Simon P Davies MA|
|Chairman of the College Council||Admiral Sir Ian Forbes KCB CBE|
|Founders||Seventh Duke of Devonshire and some other Eastbourne citizens|
|Location||Old Wish Road
|Ages||13 to 18|
|Former pupils||Old Eastbournians|
Eastbourne College is a British co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 13-18. It is on the south coast of England. The headmaster is called Simon Davies. The College was started by the Duke of Devonshire in 1867 and has been growing ever since. It is a charity.
Ex Oriente Salus (Out of the East comes Hope/Health/Safety)
It also has a full-time Chaplain. Since he lives with his family in the middle of the College campus, he is always available. Pupils are always welcome to visit him about anything that is bothering them. Sometimes people go just to talk and enjoy a cup of tea.
Every Thursday evening there is a communion service followed by warm pizza in the Chaplain's flat at which all are welcome. There is also a Bible study group (The Connection) led by members of staff, which meets weekly throughout the year. At the beginning and end of each term there is a whole school service in All Saints' Church.
At the College, one main sport is played each term.
Combined Cadet Force
The school has a CCF (Combined Cadet Force) which all of year ten must join, and some students choose to continue in the upper years. The CCF has Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force sections for the pupils to choose from.
Eastbourne College Houses
- Day Houses
- Craig (Boys)
- Powell (Boys)
- Reeves (Boys)
- Blackwater (Girls)
- Watt (Girls)
- Boarding Houses
- Gonville (Boys)
- Pennell (Boys)
- Wargrave (Boys)
- Nugent (Girls)
- School (Girls)
Notable Old Eastbournians
- Aleister Crowley, occultist and mystic
- Eddie Izzard, comedian
- Mark Lock, rugby player
- Adam Mynott, BBC journalist
- Frederick Soddy, chemist and Nobel laureate
- Hugo Southwell, rugby player
- Edward Speleers, actor, played Eragon in the film Eragon, and is now starring in the ITV soap Echo Beach
- Sir Christopher Leaver, former Lord Mayor of the City of London
- Major-General Hugh Prince
- General Sir David Richards, Chief of the General Staff
Victoria Cross Holders
Two Old Eastbournians have won the Victoria Cross:
- Tirah Campaign, India
- First World War
The Southern Railway used to use trains' names for publicity, and carrying pupils to boarding schools at the beginning and end of school terms was a big part of the traffic. One type of train was named after various English public schools. The fifteenth train of this type made, no. 914, was named Eastbourne after the college. Built at Eastleigh in October 1932, no. 914 was working until July 1961.
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