With the new Sean Devereaux Teaching Block opening this month, the school was delighted to welcome Sean's mother, Mrs Maureen Devereaux, into school to speak to yeargroup assemblies about the life of her son, who studied at Salesian College, Farnborough, and worked at Salesian School, Chertsey, before becoming an aid worker in Liberia and being killed there in 1993.
On Wednesday January 24th 2018, the Feast of St. Francis of Sales (Patron of the Salesians), Mrs Devereux addressed the students and staff of Salesian Sixth Form. With over three hundred students from both Year 12 and Year 13 filling Highfield Road Hall, Mrs. Devereux spoke movingly about her son's background, his teaching career in Salesian School, his mission in Africa, and the ultimate sacrifice of his life when challenging injustice.
The powerpoint used by Mrs. Devereux used a combination of still photos, television and film interviews and inspirational sayings. Mrs. Devereux stressed that the work and passion of Sean continues to this day with the aims and objectives of the Sean Devereux Children's Fund, supporting the most vulnerable children in countries such as Liberia. Mrs. Devereux encouraged all students present to make the most of all opportunities presented to them to make a difference to our world.