25 April 2014

Our team made up of Humzah Khan, Adam Lim, Joseph Orr and Sam Sells did the school proud at the Student Investor Challenge national final in London on Thursday. Two years younger than the other teams they held their own alongside accomplished opposition.

Mrs Sanders and I beamed with pride after they presented perfectly on the topic of auto-enrolment and Joe made his soapbox stand about the state of the economy. A super competition.

Thanks to Mrs Sanders for co-ordinating and supporting throughout the heats. The BBC filmed the team’s preparation and the show, about trading, will be aired in September.

Joe added, “We have all thoroughly enjoyed both the challenge of trading in a simulation from the day of the fiscal cliff and the in depth study of auto enrolment. The skills of presentation we are learnt are invaluable.”


UK Digital Skills Taskforce

Mr Roberts, with support from DHSB students, was invited to contribute to the UK Digital Skills Taskforce which is an independent review, requested by Ed Miliband and led by Maggie Philbin.

The working group, which met this morning, is tasked with looking at what can be done to develop home grown talent for our digital industries and for the digital needs of all sections of the economy.

Students Isabella and Ben received excellent feedback following their input and can be seen pictured below with Maggie who you may remember from Tomorrow’s World.


European Hustings

There is an opportunity to hear five European Parliament candidates on Tuesday at a public meeting to be staged in our Edgcumbe Theatre.

I will be chairing the debate and DHSB students will be supporting the event.

You are all welcome to attend.

Staff News

Many congratulations to Mr Knab who completed the London Marathon during the holidays in a time of 3:51:51. Mr Knab is supporting Cancer Research UK.


Also taking part in this event was Mrs Graber’s son, Sam. Mrs Graber and Sam are raising funds for the Brain Research Trust.

The DHSB Book Group was pleased to hear they have been selected, following a competitive application, to officially shadow the national Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014.

The Book Group has received copies of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, one of the shortlisted books, and they are asked to read and review this before the winner is announced on 4 June.

Launched in 1996, the prize is awarded annually and celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. The winner receives a cheque for £30,000.

The Book Group is open to all who are part of the school community, including students. Please contact my PA, Sarah Nicholson, if you would like more details – sarah.nicholson@dhsb.org.


Welcome Back

Welcome back to students, led by Mr Orkney and Mr Huq, who travelled to New Hampshire for our annual spring skiing expedition.


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