We had a busy day in the Learning Commons on Tuesday marking Safer Internet Day.
This year’s theme was all about the needs that young people have in navigating how to ask, give and receive permission online.
It is essential that we all see it as our responsibility to support young people to practically apply consent online. With this in mind, students were invited to the Learning Commons to have a conversation about the ways in which we can get consent, the data that is held on us and the importance of reading the terms and conditions. Students then made a pledge as to what they could do to, to ensure that they are taking control of their own and others personal data.
We also streamed various informational videos about data and rights onto the screens in Refuel.
Senior Maths Team Challenge
Very well done to the senior team who were in London on Tuesday after being invited to compete at the national finals. Although we didn’t make it through to the top three teams, the students had a very good day and can be pleased that their invitation places them in the top 5% of all schools.
Ultimate Frisbee National Championships
We were very proud to have five teams taking part in the Ultimate Frisbee National Championships in Wolverhampton last weekend.
At the end of the weekend Mr McConnell who leads the teams said, “33 players, 41 matches, 25 wins, 2 draws and 14 losses. One MVP award. One proud coach”.
U17A team finish in sixth place out of 23 teams. A really strong performance by them.
U17B team finished eighth. Highest ever finish for our second team.
U17C team finished 17th out of 23 teams.
U14A lost 8-5 in the final to finish second. Really competitive match. The lads can be so proud of their achievement.
U14B team finished ninth and won the spoon for being top of the bottom third.
Hugo Kehoe captain of the U14A team is selected as Most Valued Player for the final.
Following this event we were pleased to receive compliments from members of the public including this extract from an email.
I wanted to let you know that [your students] behaviour was a credit to your school and the teachers who had taken them away. I’ll hope you’ll pass on my compliments to the boys and encourage them that their politeness and well manners did not go unnoticed.
Two examples of Excellent Work today both with the title ‘Discrimination in Sport’.
Ms Walker has submitted a poem written by Oliver Lee 7C from Challenge Week when students were taking part in an Amnesty International project called ‘Words that Burn’.
Racism in Sport – Ollie Lee 7C
Racism in sport is happening,
Dealing with it is challenging,
Let’s go with football to start,
Racism even happens in darts.
It happens to many people, I can’t believe it,
If I was in that position I would quit.
You may know Balotelli, most people do,
People hurt him through and through,
You may also know Ian Wright,
He was bullied by the fans day and night,
He played for Arsenal, a top league team,
That was his ultimate dream,
His dream came true, which was fantastic,
But people treated him like a piece of plastic.
There was another person called Andy Cole,
People were telling him to die in a hole.
Another footballer called Wesley Brown,
People really did make him frown.
There is a campaign called Kick It Out,
Racism will stop now, I have no doubt.
This poem is written by Ollie Lee,
Don’t bully people, just let them be.
Mrs Green has sent this example by James Roberts and Theo Pryke-Stancer both 9N from the CORE RE topic on Prejudice and Discrimination.
With five wins and one defeat, members of the U16 hockey team are county champions! Well done all.
Devon Table Tennis
Students from DHSB were in action at the Devon Schools Table Tennis finals this week (U13 and U16 categories). Congratulations to Jaydon Weston who finished in third place (U16 boys).
Well done to the combined teams from DHSB and DHSG who finished in first and sixth place at the Plymouth Schools Indoor Athletics this week.
The Year 8 football team went out of the Devon Cup 2 – 0 away to Torquay Boys.
Mr Strang said this was “An excellent match in difficult conditions. Well done to both teams”.
The Year 10 team is are through to the next round of the Plymouth Cup after beating Plymstock School 4 – 3.
Mr Manley reports a huge 2 – 1 win for DHSB A against Plymouth Marjon with a last minute winning goal from Harvey Hilton.
Year 10 lost their first basketball match of the year 37 – 19 against Stoke Damerel.
Mr Manley said there were, “Lots of positives to take after being 21 – 04 down at half time”.
Friday 8 February at 19.00
PTFA quiz and curry supper
Thursday 14 February
Year 10 parents evening
Friday 15 February
Final day of spring term one
Monday 25 February
First day of spring term two (B week)