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27 November 2015

This week we have enjoyed our very successful annual Curriculum Challenge Week.

I’m going to share a selection of activities and photos but please take a moment to scroll through our Twitter hashtag #DHSBCCW where you will see the full range of visits and school-based learning experiences which have taken place over the last few days.

A big thank you to all staff who have made this special week possible and to our students for engaging with the activities so positively.

In addition to our student activities we invited Year 7 parents to a Digital and Numeracy evening on Thursday. This was an excellent event with the aim of supporting the transition of students to our school.

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The Learning Commons proved to be an excellent venue for the Digital Futures and Open Data Play Day led by the Real Ideas Organisation. Supported by Mr Forte this event was open to all secondary schools and the Plymouth community.

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We were also very pleased to be part of the RIO project which led to the Mayflower Steps and St Andrew’s Church being illuminated on Thanksgiving Day as part of the Mayflower 400 preparations and celebrations.

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On Monday we set off for London for our Sports Tour and to see the sights.

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Our A level Media students went on location and spent the week filming in St Ives.

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Closer to home we completed our Geography coursework…

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…and visited the National Marine Aquarium.

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We spent time on Dartmoor by day…

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…and by night.

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Back in school we worked together to make mosaics…

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…and towers

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…and bridges.

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We made masks…

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…and polyhedra origami.

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We learnt about chemicals…

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…and about the heart.

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We learnt how to drum…

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and how to make animations.

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Adam Hart-Davis came into school…

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…and we spent a day learning about the Holocaust.

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 We enjoyed multi-sports on our 3G all weather pitch.

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Year 11 students focused on their mocks, we provided practice interviews for Year 13 and there were opportunities for work experience placements.

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Overall a lot of learning took place and we had a lot of fun too!

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