20 June 2014

Many congratulations to Origin, our Young Enterprise team made up of DHSB and DHSG students who were invited to attend the regional finals after being named best overall team in the Plymouth competition.

They faced tough competition and were delighted to be awarded the prize for the Best Trade stand,

Nichole Sanders, Head of Enterprise, said she was very proud of the team and added “Another trophy for the shelf!”

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The Railway Children

We’re also very proud of Year 7 students Finn Coles and Isaac Dash who are ‘sleeping out’ tonight to raise awareness and funds for the Railway Children charity which supports vulnerable children who live at risk on the streets. The inspiration for the students’ fundraising came from a discussion in their English class.

You can support the boys here.

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Plymouth Passport Launched

Ms Moreton and Mr Butcher launched the Plymouth Employability Passport to Year 9 students on Wednesday.

The passport recognises skills that students demonstrate alongside their academic achievements and has been developed by Ms Moreton, other Plymouth secondary schools and the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.

The scheme evolved from our own DHSB award that was introduced two years ago and successfully achieved by several of our current students.

Students demonstrated skills such as team working and communication skills with diverse activities including baking and selling cakes, developing teaching resources for sex education, designing web sites, playing with the BBC youth orchestra and even acting as a translator when undertaking work experience in a bank.

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Student Success!

Well done to the following students who have taken and passed exams in speech and drama this term.

James Chevallier – Grade 2 Devised Drama (merit)

Henry Spencer – Grade 5 Verse & Prose Speaking (merit)

Daniel Farnham – Grade 3 Verse & Prose Speaking (distinction)

Preet Pradeep – Grade 2 Verse and Prose Speaking (distinction)

Jude White – Grade 3 Using Spoken English (distinction)

Sami Khan – Grade 7 (Silver Medal) Public Speaking (merit)

Thomas Showell – Grade 3 Solo Acting (distinction)

Matthew Walker – Grade 6 (Bronze Medal) Public Speaking (merit)

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James, Henry, Daniel, Preet and Sami

Sports News

Pictured here is our U14 badminton team who took gold at the Devon Youth Games last weekend.

Mr Tippett says special mention must go to Hang Hang who was awarded the competition ‘honesty medal’.

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George Shortman, Marcus Lau, Toby Chapman and Hang Hang Wong

Athletics

Also competing last weekend was a team of ten DHSB students who travelled to the Devon athletics championships.

Well done to all, especially Lewis Andrews who won the 100m and Selina Kisby who came first in the Javelin competition.

Cricket

Congratulations to our U15 cricket team who finished as runners up to Torquay Boys in the Devon Cup Final.

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Our Year 8 team also finished in second place in the Devon Cup, again to Torquay Boys. Well done to all.

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And finally

Staff and students are looking forward to five days of enriching activities next week. We’ll be sharing news and photos by using the Twitter hashtag #DHSBCEW

Please check this each day to see what’s been going on at school, out and about in Devon, and much further afield.