13 June 2013

Following our Book Group’s selection to shadow the Baileys Prize this year, Year 7 and 8 students are working with the Carnegie Children’s Book Awards.

George Allan, one of the reading group, said, “Every Thursday we meet to talk about the thing we love – books. We recommend books we have read and we are also reading a set list of books before wel vote on our favourite. Book Club is both fun and enjoyable and is a really good club because of the teachers (Mrs Johnson and Miss Proctor).”


Link to the DHSB Carnegie Children’s Book Awards Site

George and his friends are a good example of the reading culture at DHSB. I’m currently at a leadership conference in Birmingham and have taken inspiration from my surroundings while writing my third and fourth posts about the DHSB Library.

Mrs Simmonds, our Librarian, will be retiring in July after 25 years of service to the school. Our new post, Director of the DHSB Learning Commons, represents an exciting opportunity to join us.

Please take a look at these links and documents and share your thoughts and ideas with me.

Library (III) Designs and suggestions from modern libraries

Library (IV) Ideas for the DHSB Learning Commons

Learning Commons explained

Director of the DHSB Learning Commons

Year 7 students were on duty earlier this week when they worked with our local PCSO Elaine Chadwick to monitor the speed of traffic on Paradise Road.

The students will feedback to their classes today in a lesson about road safety.


Mr Head has shared with me this self-portrait created by Year 9 student James Allinson as part of the summer term unit of work on Photography.


Sports News

Well done to our Year 8 tennis team who took third place at the Plymouth Schools Championships earlier this week.


Arthur Goslin, Adam Bruce, Ben Field, Callum Caldwell

Year 7 students enjoyed their House cricket competition in the sun this week. Well done to Winstanley, the winning team, and Campbell who came second.


Winstanley


Campbell

Ten DHSB students have been selected to represent West Devon at the Devon Athletics Championships being held in Braunton tomorrow.

Mr Strang says this is the largest group of competitors from this school for several years. He will be keeping us up to date with the results and photos via his Twitter account @ivybridge1972

Krystian Lane 100m

Jim Blackford 1500m

James Best 3000m

Connor Bolt long jump and javelin

Tom Blackford 1500m

Owen Weymouth high jump and triple jump

Lewis Andrews 100 and 200m

Jake Lewis 200m

Jude White 300m and long jump

Will Potter triple jump

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