Reuben’s Journey so far…

We have recently been contacted by Mr and Mrs Dhugga, parents of a former pupil at Gayhurst, Reuben Duggha. Reuben and his brother, Luca, both attended Gayhurst, leaving in the summers of 2016 and 2019 respectively. Reuben attended Gayhurst when we still had children staying to the age of 13. He left us and joined Year 9 at Berkhamsted after completing his final year, which was also Gayhurst’s final year of going up to Year 8.

Reuben clearly had artistic talent from an early age and created some fabulous pieces of art under the direction of Miss Crosbie our Head of Art. Fast forward to 2021 and one of those pieces, that Reuben created of an elephant whilst at Gayhurst in year 7, is now being used as a logo for his parents’ Indian cuisine pop-up business, 6 years later.

Mr Dhugga said, “I think it is a real credit to Gayhurst school and their Art department, that a 12 year old can produce a piece of work which can then be used, without being edited.  He still loves Art now and is working on his final pieces for his A level.  We will always have fond memories of Gayhurst and be thankful for the foundation it provided for both of our boys to thrive”.

Reuben is currently in Year 13 at Berkhamsted School. He is studying A levels in Art, History and English Literature. He is also taking an Extended Project Qualification in History, exploring whether the informality of propaganda used was the principle reason for the Soviet Union’s failure in the cinematic warfare of the Cold War. He clearly has other talents aside from artistic ones!

Reuben is looking to go to university next year, his two criteria for selecting a university are; a top 10 university for History and, one that plays a high level of cricket.  That’s another passion he developed whilst at Gayhurst, he’s now playing for the Berkhamsted school 1st XI.

We are very proud of you Reuben, of all that you have achieved and all that you will undoubtedly go on to achieve.