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Achievers

Here at Bryden we have our very own ‘famous’ learners who have gone on to achieve many great things:

James Baird

James Baird

James 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 Bartholomew

Hannah Bartholomew

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 Bester

Savannah Bester

Savannah left Bryden in 2009 and performed in the REPS production of Sound of Music as Gretl.
Maggie Britz

Maggie Britz

Congratulations to Maggie Britz, an ex Bryden pupil, on being selected as Head Girl of Lomagundi College for 2016.
Rick Cosnett

Rick Cosnett

Our 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 Ervine

Craig Ervine

Craig 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 Ervine

Sean Ervine

Sean 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 Farah

Lamia Farah

Congratulations Lamia on being selected as Head of Vumba for 2016 at Lomagundi College
Josh Freeth

Josh Freeth

Josh Freeth has been selected as Deputy Head Boy at Falcon College.
Dudley Lenton

Dudley Lenton

Dudley left Bryden in 2010 and has represented Zimbabwe for Waterpolo  at every age group. He is in his final year at Falcon.
Tarisai Mapfumo

Tarisai Mapfumo

Tarisai 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 Mawere

Shane Van Rooyen and Munya Mawere

We 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 Mawere

Munya 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 Muromba

Tanya Muromba

Tanya 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 Pande

Lorraine got the Ministry of Education Award for the Best Cambridge IGCSE results for ‘A’ Levels
Rumbidzai Mutangadura and Catherine Siyachitema

Rumbidzai Mutangadura and Catherine Siyachitema

Congratulations to our past pupils, Rumbidzai Mutangadura and Catherine Siyachitema who were inducted as prefects  at Arundel School for 2016.
Callum Waterfall

Callum Waterfall

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.

Paige Van der Westhuizen

Paige Van der Westhuizen

Will we see a swimmer of her calibre again? In her first year at Chisipite Senior she represented Zimbabwe in South Africa and Mauritius. Her Level 3 times allow her to compete in any junior world championship worldwide. At the Zimbabwe Nationals she came away with 14 gold medals, after breaking 2 Zimbabwe records for the 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle, and 2 Mashonaland records; for 400m Individual Medley and 200m freestyle.  Paige was also selected for the U14 Zimbabwe Waterpolo team in December.  She also broke the U14  800m record at Lomagundi College – a record that has been standing since 1981, in a time of  2:25.87.  At the age of 14, she most recently raced in the U17 cross country at Watershed, to not only finish tops but breaking the record for the 4,2km course.
Tyla Van der Westhuizen

Tyla Van der Westhuizen

Congratulations to Tyla Van der Westhuizen who won the Most Improved Academics award for 2015 at Silver Linings, Hellenic.

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