Felsted School Matron, Margaret Baverstock, fondly known as ‘Madge’, has won the British Boarding School’s Association’s Stephen Winkley Boarding Achievement Award for her long and dedicated service to boarding at Felsted.
The award celebrates someone who has made a significant contribution to the boarding environment. Madge has worked at Felsted for 33 years, working in the boys’ boarding houses Deacon’s and Gepp’s, and has made a huge difference to the boarding experience of over 1,300 boys in her care.
The judges commented that Madge has “clearly made a huge difference to all the boarders under her care and is a highly deserving winner of the award. She is the epitome of great matron-ship, compassion, humour, forgiveness, and a legacy of care.”
Mr Charlie Knightley, current Housemaster of Deacon’s House comments: “Since 1985, Madge has committed fully to the lives of the boys who have passed through her care. The affection shown by the boys over many school generations is testament to her compassionate, non-judgemental attitude, forgiveness and humour.”