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13 March 2020

Each Friday I share our theme of the week to give an opportunity for you to discuss this at home as a family with your child.

This week our theme is ‘the importance of charity’ and this was explored in our year group assemblies on Wednesday.

This week’s theme was put into action by Edison House during our Sport Relief Mile event held at break two today.

Together with a cake sale yesterday, Edison has raised £210 for Sport Relief. Well done to the students and staff involved.

Individual Success

Many congratulations to Isaac Souray 10S who performed at the Devon Festival of Performing Arts this week.

Isaac won the following categories.

Matlock Cup for solo drama in the age 12, 13 and 14 category

Shakespeare Trophy for solo Shakespeare performance for age 14 and 15 years

Excellent Work

Our examples of Excellent Work this week have been sent to me by Mrs Mintoft.

The work is by Jonathan Bautz in 7E. We have been working on the reputation of King John and questioning whether the Disney film version is fair. We have also been using two academic historians and articles in History magazines online to compare their views to the Disney version.

The students also needed to use their own knowledge of King John and his actions. So this is quite a challenging task especially for Year 7, which is asking students to think as a historian would.

Skills Show

Ms Moreton and Jenny Wall, our CSW Group Careers consultant took 23 Year 10 and Year 11 students to the Skills Show at the Plymouth Pavilions on Wednesday.

Ms Moreton said, “Students (and adults!) had an enjoyable and useful morning trying out different careers and talking to lots of different sectors and educational establishments. It was good to meet up with a couple of DHSB alumni manning stands for Network Rail and Plymouth College of Art, too! Lots of useful information; a worthwhile morning,”

Sports Update


Another successful night for the Year 7A football team at the central venue league with three wins from three games including a 1 - 0 win over Heles in what was a very good, tight game.

Another great performance for the Year 8 football team who are through to the Plymouth Cup Final after beating Marine Academy Plymouth this week.

Mr Strang said the Year 9 football team, “has made it through to the final of the Plymouth Schools Cup after beating Stoke Damerel 2 - 0 in the semi-final. Both our goals were scored by Jay Hagan-Glassup”.

Mr Manley was sorry to report that the Year 11 football team has lost their first Devon Cup match since Year 8. They are now out of the competition after losing 6 - 3 to St Luke's College.

Congratulations to the team for such a long run in this prestigious competition.

Mr Orkney said it was a “Rare and famous win for the 2nd XI” who beat HMS Triumph 3 - 2 with a last-minute winner.


It was a ‘tough day’ at the Devon 7s held at Blundell’s School this week. A win against Bideford for U14s but two defeats against Uffculme and Torquay Boys.

Mr Burt said the day was good preparation though for the #RPNS7s.

Well done to the U16 Rugby team for taking a 20 - 5 win against a depleted but spirited Plymstock School.


It was an ‘excellent win’ for the U16 Hockey team this week at Mount Kelly and it was great to see some of the younger players coming through.

Future Events

Sunday 15 March - Ten Tors training walk

Friday 20 March – Year 7 report

21 – 22 March – Bronze DofE practice

Monday 23 March – PFTA Easter raffle draw

Tuesday 24 March – Bronze DofE training at 15:20

Wednesday 25 March – Year 9 vaccinations

Wednesday 25 March – Year 7 assessment meeting at 16:00

Friday 27 March – Year 8 report

Friday 27 March – Final day of Spring term two

Monday 13 April – Easter Monday bank holiday

Tuesday 14 April – First day of Summer term one (A week)


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