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15 May 2014

DHSB was bursting with pride this week following our Sport for All presentation evening and Ten Tors triumph over the weekend.

Our boys are an inspiration and the way in which our staff keep us connected with events is an innovation that enables us all to enjoy and share in our success.

Tributes poured in for our dedicated staff, recognising their leadership and support.

A warm glow that will take us into half term.

Ten Tors

Although we recognise the Ten Tors event is a challenge and not a race we are very proud that all three DHSB teams were first in their routes.

Also, the 35 mile team was second overall out of all 400 teams and first in Devon and Cornwall, the 45 mile team was second overall and the 55 mile team was third overall and completed their route over 2½ hours ahead of the next team.

“I would like to express my pride in all 18 of the boys who participated in the Ten Tors Challenge over the weekend. To have three teams trained to such levels to achieve a ‘best ever’ result for the school was simply outstanding. The results speak for themselves. The boys have been knitted into well-disciplined and confident teams.”

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35 mile team

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45 mile team

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55 mile team

Sport for All

Well done to all students who received awards at our inaugural Sport for All evening.

“We thoroughly enjoyed the enthusiastic talks by all the staff involved in sport at DHSB, the videos, the quiz, the food and above all the very good-natured and funny banter between you all! Thank you to you and your team for taking so much of your free time to train and encourage our boys. I am so pleased that there is so much sport available at DHSB.”

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Ross Martin Best Overall Contribution to School Sport[/one_half]


Charlie Fethney Sports Personality of the Year[/one_half_last]

Speaker’s School Awards

Following our award last year, our students were invited to be judges at the Speaker’s School Council Awards.

Wade Dyer and Robin Jones travelled to London yesterday to take their place on the panel in Westminster.

Wade said, “Following the success of the Subject Ambassador project claiming the age 16 – 19 title last year, Robin and I were kindly invited up to London to assist in judging this year’s entrants. There were over 700 entries this year and with the help of Valerie Vaz MP and staff from the Parliament Education Service we were able to complete the difficult task of choosing this year’s winners, with final approval from the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Honourable John Bercow.”

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Well done to Year 7 students, winners of the Plymouth Super Eight Athletics Championships.

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Congratulations to our Year 10 cricket team who won their match against West Buckland School this week.

Also well done to our Year 8 team who beat Newton Abbot College in the first round of the county cup. This was the very first match to be played on our brand new cricket wicket.

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Staff News

We enjoy sharing in the success of members of staff as well as students.

Ms Ball writes, “Two weekends ago I entered my first show jumping competition in over 12 years. I was a nervous wreck but managed to overcome my fears thanks to lots of encouragement. No prizes but I was very happy to have stayed in the saddle and as a bonus I appeared in the Tavistock Times!”

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