17 October 2014

Nine teams hit the moor last weekend for a challenging introduction to their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition preparation.

Mr Huq led the mobilisation and tweeted vigorously over the two days (some of these pictures are below).

It was wonderful to see so many boys working in teams and taking on this physical and intellectual activity.

97 Boys are taking the DoE Bronze at DHSB this year. Well done to everyone involved and good luck to the teams out this weekend.

Please follow @tayhuq for updates and photos throughout the two days.

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50 commendations

Very well done to Kai Benjamin 7S who is the first Year 7 student to be awarded 50 commendations this year.

Kai is pictured here with his gold certificate.

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Speech and Drama

Mrs Pick has reported excellent LAMDA speech and drama results from the summer exam session.

Daniel Farnham – Grade 3 Solo Acting with Merit

Thomas Showell – Grade 4 Verse and Prose Speaking with Distinction

Preet Pradeep – Grade 2 Solo Acting with Distinction

Well done Daniel, Tom and Preet.

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DHSB PTFA

A time for farewells and thanks at the PTFA AGM on Wednesday.

A fantastic turnout of new members will ensure that the funds continue to come in to support “extra” provision for the boys and that school events are well represented by parents. A special thanks to Jane Peppitt, Debs Dyer and Sarah Jones who handed on the baton on Wednesday.

Sarah is pictured here receiving a well-deserved bouquet. Jane and Debs have also received cards and flowers.

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DHSB Teachmeet

Around 80 teachers were treated to a Teachmeet and a curry on the same night @Refuel. Well done to Mr Roberts for bringing enthusiastic professionals from across the SW to share practical approaches to classroom success and to enjoy each other’s company.

Sponsored by Randstad, this is the third event to have been organised by DHSB and more will follow.

Please catch up on what was shared by reading our teaching blog.

The ReFuel team excelled themselves with the curries – delicious!

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This has been a busy and productive half term. School closes at 3.45pm on Wednesday 22 October for the half term break. We will re-open on Monday 3 November (A week).