Here at Bryden we have our very own ‘famous’ learners who have gone on to achieve many great things:
James BairdJames Baird, who was Bryden Boy of the Year in 2009, recently earned himself the Gold Award in the Duke of Edinburgh programme, a first for Zimbabwe. Well done James and Peterhouse. The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award programme consists of 3 sections including a sport, service and a skill. Each week, participants complete a weekly hour to reach a total of 52 hours for the service and sport and 72 hours for the skill. The Gold section takes 18 months to complete. Gold participants also take part in a 5 day residential project working with unfamiliar people working for a minimum of 8 hours per day as well as a 4 day adventurous journey.
Hannah has been selected as the B team vice swimming captain and Vice House Captain for St. Paul’s house at Chisipite Senior school
Savannah BesterSavannah left Bryden in 2009 and performed in the REPS production of Sound of Music as Gretl.
Maggie BritzCongratulations to Maggie Britz, an ex Bryden pupil, on being selected as Head Girl of Lomagundi College for 2016.
Rick CosnettOur very own Hollywood star. Rick went on to study in Australia and recently starred in Vampire Diaries and is now a detective in” Flash”.
Craig ErvineCraig has gone on to represent Zimbabwe in the National Cricket team. In 2015 he achieved an unbeaten century versus Ireland, helping to secure Zimbabwe’s first one-day series victory in more than two years.
Sean ErvineSean left Bryden in 1995 and went on to play Zimbabwe Cricket. He was a good enough allrounder to be capped 47 times by Zimbabwe, including five Tests with his debut coming at Lord’s. He played in the 2003 World Cup. He has subsequently made his way to England, settled with Hampshire and forged a very successful county career. Before the 2013 season he signed a contract until the end of 2016.
Lamia FarahCongratulations Lamia on being selected as Head of Vumba for 2016 at Lomagundi College
Dudley LentonDudley left Bryden in 2010 and has represented Zimbabwe for Waterpolo at every age group. He is in his final year at Falcon.
Tarisai MapfumoTarisai Mapfumo is represented Zimbabawe in the U21 Rugby team, spent a few months working at Bryden as a Junior Master and is now studying in South Africa.
Shane Van Rooyen and Munya MawereWe are very proud of two of our ex Bryden Pupils, Shayne Van Rooyen and Munya Mawere for making the Zimbabwe U17 hockey side in 2015.
Munya Neil MawereMunya Neil Mawere has been attending Lomagundi College and is in his last year there and was chosen as Best Rugby Defender 2016 plus he’s been selected as: 2017 Head of Sebakwe House 2017 Rugby Captain 2017 School Athletics Captain 2017 Vice Captain of Tennis 2017 Vice Captain of Hockey He is also within the Top 6 at Lomagundi College.
Tanya MurombaTanya worked at Bryden for the third term of 2016 as Junior Mistress. She passed her grade six voice exam late last year and is now moving onto grade seven has won the David Creamer trophy for the best singer at Zimbabwe Academy of Music in Bulawayo. She has also been selected for the U19 Zimbabwe tennis trials. She recently got the Lambert Porter Trophy (for the most versatile & contributing musician) at the Girls College Speech day.
Lorraine PandeLorraine got the Ministry of Education Award for the Best Cambridge IGCSE results for ‘A’ Levels
Rumbidzai Mutangadura and Catherine SiyachitemaCongratulations to our past pupils, Rumbidzai Mutangadura and Catherine Siyachitema who were inducted as prefects at Arundel School for 2016.
Congratulations to Callum Waterfall who represented Zimbabwe in South Africa at the ATU Triathlon Africa Championships in Bloemfontein recently. He came 12th in his age group.